Obit: Tormey, Loretta (1866 - 1954)
Surnames: Tormey, Leslie, Mockross, Broeren, McIntyre
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 01/21/1954
Tormey, Loretta (20 SEP 1866 - 14 JAN 1954)
Rev. George Crow of Jim Falls conducted services at the Thorp Funeral Home at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Frank Tormey, 87, who passed away of old age infirmities on Jan. 14th, 1954.
The deceased was the mother of Sgt. Cecil Tormey who died in France During World War I and after whom the local Cecil Tormey Post No. 118 of the American Legion was named.
Loretta Leslie was born in Brodhead, Green County, Wis., on Sept. 20, 1866. She came to Clark County and Thorp in the year 1880 with her parents and her first post office address was Wineoka, Wis.
She was united in marriage in 1891 to Frank Tormey of Thorp. To this union was born four children, Cecil, decease in 1917, and Paul who died in 1939; Florence, Mrs. Harry H. Mockross, 457 Cloverland Drive, Ironwood, Mich., and Loretta, Mrs. Ben J. Broeren of Bloomer, Wis., survive her, and also two sons of an earlier marriage, George and Roy McIntyre of California.
The family resided for short periods of time at Stanley, Eau Claire, boyd, Park Falls, and returned to Thorp in 1907 where she had resided ever since. Mr. Tormey passed away in January 1936.
She ran her journey of life in eighty-seven years. It is a path marked with deeds of kindness and cheer. Flowers, not thorns, sunshine, not shadow, did she scatter everywhere. She was of the pioneer stock of earlier Thorp Growth.
Mrs. Tormey was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Thorp.
The funeral service of the Auxiliary was read by officers of the Unit and members attended in a body.
She was laid to rest in the Thorp Cemetery. Pallbearers were Stanley Glamkowski, D. P. Walsdorf, Chester Johnson, F. M. Broeren, Charles Possley and Wm. S. Wagner.
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