JACKSON -- Mary J. Torbet, 87, formerly of Marble Hill, died Feb. 19, 2012, at her home in Jackson.
She was born May 5, 1924, in Peru, Iowa, daughter of the late Vera Hoover.
On Oct. 13, 1942, she and Kenneth Torbet were married in Grant City.
Mary graduated from Peru High School a few weeks after her 15th birthday. She was a member of the Cape County Cowboy Church and enjoyed listening to her son, Chris, play drums for the Southern Brothers every Sunday. She was the agent for her son's former band, The Good Vibrations, for 17 years. She loved to fish, shop and follow her stocks online but most of all was proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who affectionately knew her as "Grandma-great." Her greatest joy came when her entire family gathered together for the holidays.
Loving survivors in addition to her husband of 69 years include: four children, Sharon (Ron) Stroder of Jackson, Steve (Brenda) Torbet of Sikeston, Mike (Carolyn) Torbet of Jackson and Chris (Sandy) Torbet of Oak Ridge; nine grandchildren, Ron R. (Laura Walz) Stroder, Lisa Statler and Angie Fields of Jackson, David (Angie) Torbet and Matt Torbet of Cape Girardeau, Tracy Meyr of St. Louis, Lindsay (Rennard) Roark of Marble Hill and Bradley (Jeana) Warner and Chauntel (Johnathon) Knudson of Jackson; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter due in April.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Ken Hoover.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 22 at the funeral home with the Rev. Jim Matthews officiating.
Interment will follow at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Online condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.
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