Jenny Irene Gaither Lorance, 89, of McMinnville (Centertown community) died Sunday, April 10, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 2, 1921, in Cannon County and was retired from Genesco Shoe after 35 years of service, an active participant of the Centertown community, and was a member of Centertown Church of Christ. Mrs. Lorance was preceded in death by parents Arthur Clay and Etta Murphy Gaither; husband of 67 years, Arthur Lyman Lorance; her only daughter, Judy Lorance Rhea; brother, A.L. “Leonard” Gaither; and twin sister Della Christine Gaither Ash.
Survivors include sons, William C. “Billy” Lorance and Michael L. (Joanna) Lorance, all of McMinnville, and Roy Edward (Wanda) Lorance of Manchester; son-in-law, Robert Rhea of McMinnville; grandchildren, Bradley (Kathy) Lorance of Harrisburg, Pa., Kris (Marcia) Lorance of Cookeville, Jamie (Jennifer) Lorance of McMinnville, Shandra (John) Lorance Richardson of Manchester, Ryan (Jaime) Lorance, Micah Lorance, and Morgan Lorance, all of McMinnville; great-grandchildren Lexi, Alyssa, Sawyer, Maggie Rose, Elie, Garrett, Gracie, Kinsley, and Rylan; sister Reba Hibdon of Lebanon; brothers, Walden (Delina) Gaither of Lebanon, James (Donna) Gaither of Dayton, and Tommy (Ordway) Gaither of Greensboro, Ga.; and sister-in-law, Adele Gaither of McMinnville. Many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.
Funeral service was held Tuesday in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Jerry Lorance, Michael Lorance, and Doris Hughes officiated. Interment followed at Centertown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
McMinnville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 13, 2011