Mary E. Torrey, 92, died Tuesday, September 21, 2011, at Trinity Manor, Dodge City.


     Mary E. Torrey, 92, died Tuesday, September 21, 2011, at Trinity Manor, Dodge City.
     She was born October 18, 1918 at Offerle, the daughter of Benjamin and Hazel Schenck Hedges.  A Dodge City resident since 1962, moving from Great Bend, she was a longtime bookkeeper for Dodge City Laundry and Cleaners as well as a homemaker.  She enjoyed fishing and gardening.
     On June 14, 1936 she married Douglas Torrey at Bushton, Kansas.  He preceded her in death on April 28, 1997.
     Survivors include: 2 sons, John and wife Carolyn, Manhattan and Rod and wife Ann, Dodge City; her daughter, Carol Klein, Dodge City; 4 brothers, Tom Hedges, Topeka, Don Hedges, Scott City, Emmett Hedges, Neodesha, Kansas and Sam Hedges, Scott City; a sister, Ella May Thummel, Salina; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
    She was also preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers and 5 sisters and a grandson, Matt Klein.
     Memorial Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2011, at Greencrest Memorial Gardens, Dodge City, with Rev. Dick Robbins presiding.  There will be no public viewing, cremation has taken place.  Friends may sign the register from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City.
     The family suggests memorials to Friendship Feast in care of Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas  67801. Condolences may be sent to www.burkhart-ziegler.com.