Lorene Polen, 82, of Richmond, died on Friday, June 1, 2007 at North Kansas City Hospital.
Lorene was born on Aug. 10, 1924, the daughter of Elsia Lee Ratliff and Lucinda (Davis) Ratliff. She has been a Ray County resident for the past 20 years.
Lorene was married to Jack Polen; he preceded her in death.
She is survived by: one daughter, Cecelia Nichols Carlson of Orrick; one grandson; a brother-in-law, Joe Majors of Wagoner, Okla.; and one sister, Yvonne Fry of Joplin.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by: her parents; a granddaughter, Laura Carlson; and a sister, Willadean Majors.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Unity Church of Independence.
Burial will be at South Point Cemetery in Orrick.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick.