Jillian Thornton (Parmentier) and Samuel Thornton, Union, announce the birth of a daughter, Elise Margaret Thornton. Born Dec. 11, 2018, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, she weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces.

Elise joins Grant Thornton, 1 1/2.

Grandparents are Ardon and Joy McKinley, Union; Kevin and Cindy Parmentier, Roger and Becky Helmig, all of Beaufort; and Mike and Sherree Thornton, Washington. Great-grandparents are Jack Metz, Momence Ill.; Ardon and Sue McKinley, Union; Ray Parmentier, Beaufort; Rita Heady, Bourbon; Don and Ann Gaebe, Marlene Day, all of Union; Joe Helmig, Beaufort; and Mark and Teddy Johnson, Hermann.