Louise Toroian, wife of late Grace Brethren pastor Simon Toroian, went to be with her Lord at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 22. She would have turned 89 on April 27. She is survived by her seven children, Timothy Toroian, Phillip (and Nancy) Toroian, Michael (and Diana), Ginny (and Dale) Knepper, Cheryl (and Patrick) Kelley, George (and Pam) Toroian, and Rachelle (and Vladimir) St. Phard, as well as nine grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Louise served with her husband in pastorates at Lake Odessa, Mich.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Johnstown (Singer Hill), Pa.; and Altoona (Juniata), Pa. She continued to be active in leadership her local Women of Grace at First Grace Brethren Church in Altoona, as well as on the district level in the West Penn District. She enjoyed participating in many fellowship events in the West Penn District, and was a faithful prayer warrior for her family and friends, for her church, for the ministries of Encompass World Partners and for other ministries of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.
Details of her memorial service will be provided when complete.
Update (3/27/13): Click here for obituary and service times for Louise Toroian.