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Lora Elizabeth "Betty" (Laney) Torrey


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Lora Elizabeth "Betty" (Laney) Torrey Obituary
Lora Elizabeth "Betty" Torrey, 96, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Countryside Care Center. She was born May 25, 1921 in Frontier to Carl and Millie (Brown) Laney. Betty married Ralph Torrey on June 7, 1939 and he preceded her in death in 2000.
She graduated from Frontier High School. Betty was a Girl Scout leader for years and attended Hillsdale Baptist Church. She loved to cook, garden, quilting and making dolls and stuffed animals.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Dennis) DeCosta of Horton; sons, James (Leora) Torrey of Corunna, Indiana and Richard (Shirley) Torrey of Tawas City; sister, Jane Marble of Fennville; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Ralph, Lora was preceded in death by her parents, son, Dean Torrey; brother, Ronald Laney and sister, Evelyn Marsh.
Funeral services for Lora Elizabeth Torrey will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in Reading with Reverend Alan Fenstermaker officiating. Interment will be held in Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Tuesday, February 13 at 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to Breast Cancer Research Foundation or the Youth Haven Ranch.
To view this obituary or send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Feb. 12, 2018
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