Memorial services for Alice “Toni” Eleanor Achten, 85, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 7, 2018 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Granada Cemetery, Nemaha County, KS at a later date. Toni passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital
She was born June 15, 1932 in Kankakee, IL, the daughter of Charles E. and Eleanor J. (Luehrs) Marson.
She was a Switchboard Operator at the University of Kansas until she retired.
She was a member of the Church of Brethren.
She married Robert F. Achten May 8, 1954 in Kankakee, IL. He preceded her in death on July 3, 2006.
Survivors include her two daughters, Melanie Manry, Betsy (Jay) Paradies; son, Curtis (Christina) Achten; three grandchildren; Rachel (Bill) Byrn, Ben Manry, Christopher (Mariah) Paradies, three step grandchildren; Ryan (Lisa) Pesce, Michael Pesce, Sarah Pesce, two great grandchildren; Kaydee Byrn and Kendall Byrn, two step great grandchildren; Cali Byrn and Ryan Byrn. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Robert Marson and sister, Susan Washburn of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Lawrence Humane Society or Lawrence Salvation Army and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.