Ada Maxine Torneden 1921 - 2009 Lawrence
Funeral service for Ada Maxine Torneden, 88, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Central United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Torneden died Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 13, 1921, in Scotts Bluff, Neb., the daughter of Frank E. and Elma N. Rhodes Bryan.
Mrs. Torneden worked at Weaver’s Department Store for 26 years as a sales associate. She retired in 1990.
Before working at Weaver’s, Mrs. Torneden was a homemaker. She was a member of the Parent-Teacher Association and served as PTA president. She was a leader for Girl Scouts and 4-H. She was a volunteer at Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, a member of a local card club and a member of Central United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was involved with United Methodist Women. She enjoyed camping, politics and Tuesday morning poker.
She married Elmer Leroy Torneden on Dec. 31, 1942, in Kansas City, Kan. He died June 14, 2001.
She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Karen Hunter and Pat Steffens; four brothers, Paul, Harold, Bob and William; and a sister, Jean.
Survivors include a daughter, Annette Dietz, Lawrence; two brothers, Richard Bryan, Lawrence, and Lawrence Bryan, Ottawa; five grandchildren, Clayton, Kristin, Kim, Anna and Kit; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to Central United Methodist Church or the Salvation Army, sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain .com, subject: Torneden.