Melvin Torneden 1940 - 2007 Lawrence
A gathering for family and friends of Melvin Torneden, 66, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at 4300 Helianthus Drive.Mr. Torneden died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Olathe Medical Center.He was born April 30, 1940, in Lawrence, the son of Richard and Vera Ryan Torneden. He attended Lawrence public schools and was a lifelong Lawrence resident.Mr. Torneden served in the U.S. Army National Guard and worked as a carpet installer for Parsons and Kring.Survivors include a son, Jeffrey L. and wife Cheri, Weaverville, N.C.; two daughters, Teresa L. Torneden Richardson, Topeka, and Melissa C. McCurdy and husband Joshua, Cameron, Mo.; a sister; Doris Louise Wilson, Lawrence; seven grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Linda K. Torneden.The family suggest memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 10580 Barkley, Suite 400, Overland Park 66212.Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.