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Obituaries

Obituaries

Esther Jane Thoren 1923 - 2008 Eudora

Graveside services for Esther Jane Thoren, 84, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence.Mrs. Thoren died Monday, April 14, 2008, at Medicalodges of Eudora.She was born Nov. 8, 1923, in Lawrence, the daughter of Albert B. and Grace D. Helm Hadl.Mrs. Thoren was a homemaker and helped in many ways on the family farm.She married Howard H. Thoren on Aug. 26, 1939, in Oskaloosa. He died Sept. 5, 2002.Survivors include two daughters, Laura Broers and Betty Thoren, both of Eudora; a son, John Thoren, Eudora; a sister, Alberta Cowles, Topeka; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by a son, Herbert "Herb" Thoren, on April 11, 2008; and a grandson.Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Eudora Chapel, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Jane Thoren.