Marjorie A. Torrence 1928-2017

NILES — Marjorie Ann Torrence, 89, passed away 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, peacefully at her residence, following an extended illness.

She was born March 13, 1928, in Warren, the daughter of Donald and Rachel Esther Patterson Burns.

Marge was a 1946 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Niles. She was a clerk at Woolworth and Carlisle department stores and for many years, she was a school bus driver in Niles and Howland. She cherished the years spent with the residents of the Central Park apartment complex.

Marge is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Stanley of Niles; a son, Brian (Judy) Torrence of Howland; two daughters-in-law, Karen Torrence of Niles and Lisa Torrence of Girard; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Torrence, whom she married Oct. 20, 1950, and who died Oct.14, 1997; two sons, Thomas A. Torrence Sr., who died on Jan. 20, 2001, and Bruce Torrence, who died July 16, 2017; and three brothers, Warren Burns, Robert Burns and Russell Burns.

Calling hours will be 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, where the funeral will follow at 5 p.m., with the Rev. Bonnie Dutton officiating. Burial will be private on Monday in Crown Hill Cemetery.

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