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Obituaries

Obituaries

Thelma Louise Pence 1918 - 2008 Lawrence

Services for Thelma Louise Pence, 89, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private burial will follow in Highland Cemetery in Iola.Mrs. Pence died Friday, May 16, 2008, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.She was born on Dec. 7, 1918, in Hoisington, the daughter of James and Florence Marie Baltz Ray. She earned a master's degree from Emporia State University. She was a teacher in the Iola school district and retired in 1982. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church.She married Ralph Emerson Pence on Jan. 12, 1945, in Kansas City, Mo. He died in August 1986.Survivors include two sons, Jim, Augusta, and Bill, Lawrence; one grandson; and one great-grandson.The family suggests memorials to Central United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Pence.