March 30, 1916-June 10, 2010
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Opal Lorance, 94, died at Highland Park in McCook on Thursday (June 10, 2010).
She was born March 30, 1916 to Ernest Allen and Daisy Pearl (Boston) Admire. She attended grade school in Benkelman and high school in Stratton.
She was united in marriage to Alvin John Lorance on June 19, 1935. They had three children, Janice Elaine Wieck, Carolyn Irene Ellis, and Alvin Dale Lorance.
She was a member of the Methodist Church and of the Eastern Star. She worked at the Hester Nursing Home in Benkelman and at the Benkelman Independent Grain Elevator.
She and her husband played for dances in the 30's and 40's. During their later years, she traveled with her husband to fiddling contests throughout the western states. Her hobbies included crocheting, bowling and playing cards. She also learned to pilot an airplane.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Ernest and Daisy Admire; her husband, Alvin Lorance; sister, Pearl Manning; five brothers, Henry, Allen, Randolph, Walter, and Nyle Admire; and son-in-law, Dr. Kenneth Ellis.
She is survived by her children, Janice Wieck of Wichita, Kansas, Carolyn Ellis of McCook, and Alvin Dale Lorance and wife, Connie of Panhandle, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
A private graveside service for the immediate family will be held at the Benkelman Cemetery.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements