Christine R. Torneden, 40, of Lawrence, KS passed on December 19, 2014 at University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS. Christine was born March 4, 1974 in Chicago, IL to Edward Knippen and Virginia Thomas.
Christine was united in marriage to Troy Torneden on October 14, 1994 in Lawrence, KS. They shared 20 years of marriage. He survives of the home.
Christine is also survived by son Caleb Torneden and daughter Carlee Torneden both of Lawrence, KS. She has a step-daughter, Danielle Owens and husband Timothy, of Overland Park, KS and step-son Brandon Torneden and wife Megan, of Lavon, TX. Christine has four grandchildren, Gavin Torneden, Grace Torneden, Madolynn Torneden and Skyler Torneden. Christine is also survived by her mother Virginia Thomas of Lawrence, KS, sisters Kandy Lipp of Valley Falls, KS, Lori Mizell of Lawrence, KS, and brother Donald Cannon of Lawrence, KS.
She is preceded in death by her father Edward Knippen and sister Gina Gardere.
Christine worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant and worked in home health through Independence Inc.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, KS at 1:00 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to the family through Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence, KS. www.rumsey-yost.com