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Marjorie Irene Torrance

December 24, 1937 ~ February 6, 2019 (age 81)

Marjorie Irene Torrance, 81 of Burlington, IA passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the Burlington Care Center Burlington IA.  She was born Friday, December 24, 1937, in Henderson County the daughter of the late Charles and Myrtle Morris.  She married Wendell Ardene Torrance on August 24, 1956 at the First Methodist Church in Biggsville, IL, where she was a member.

 

Surviving are her husband, Wendell A. Torrance of Burlington, IA; two sons, Greg (Debbie) of Pekin, and Eric (Tammy) of Burlington, IA; 4 grandchildren, Heather (Chris) Lebow of Willis, TX, Chelsea (Keith) DeSelms of Roseburg, OR, Katie Torrance of Clarksville, MO, and Jared Torrance of Burlington, IA; 4 great grandchildren: Hanna, Hadley and William Lebow of Willis, TX, and Jaiden Jakab of Clarksville, MO, as well as several nieces and nephews;  one brother David Morris of rural Gladstone, IL; three sisters, Mary (Charles) Martin of Livingston, TX, Karyl Sears of Teutopolis, IL, and Janice (J.R.) Cargill of rural Gladstone, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by one son Randy in 2006, and his wife Melody in 2000; also, brothers, Eugene in 2004 and Richard Morris in 2017.

 

She was raised and educated in rural Gladstone, IL, and graduated from Biggsville High School in 1955. She worked at Formfit in Monmouth, IL and Western Electric in Montgomery, IL.  She held various positions in several school districts for many years. She enjoyed traveling and time spent with family and friends.  She and her husband worked as tour guides for Payless Tours out of Danville, IL from February 1998 through December 2013.  Marjorie was a member of the First Christian Church in Galesburg where she served on a special committee, before she and her husband Wendell moved, to Burlington and joined the First Christian Church there.  Although Marjorie seldom sought to be the leader of an event or activity involving our family, she was there giving positive suggestions and helping with what needed to be done.  She dearly loved her family, spending time with everyone and especially going to Adventureland with the family on Labor Day weekend since 1983.  She enjoyed Christmas activities and playing games. Marjorie was not a critical person and was always praising and supportive of all of us, whether it be work or play.  She will be extremely missed.

 

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 9, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at the Wise Family Funeral Home Roseville, IL with Pastor Dennis Powers officiating.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday eve, February 8, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Burial will be in the Raritan Cemetery Raritan, IL.  Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, 1225 Park Ave. Burlington, IA and or A fund for her grandchildren.  Please sign the online guestbook at www.wisefamilyfuneralhome.com. Wise Family Funeral Home Roseville, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

 

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