Ardell L. Torres

  • Born: September 19, 1926
  • Died: October 31, 2018
  • Location: Battle Creek, Pennfield, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ardell L. (Pierce) Torres, age 92, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday morning, October 30, 2018 at her home in Pennfield. Ardell was born September 19, 1926 in Bellevue, Michigan to Elston and Jessie (Morris) Pierce. She was a 1944 graduate of Bellevue High School, where she was a cheerleader and a majorette in their first marching band. She grew up attending Bellevue Baptist Church and loved going to the Bellevue Alumni Banquets. She was employed by Kellogg's for several years, then left to raise her children and be a homemaker.

Ardell married Philip J. Torres in 1948; he preceded her in death in 2007. She was also preceded in death by her son, John Torres in 2017; her parents; four brothers, Leonard, Elston Jr., Rodney, and Richard Pierce; two sisters, Anna Swank and Eltha Pierce. She is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Torres of Pennfield; her grandson, Jason Wood of Battle Creek; her sister, Letha Clift of Bellevue; and four great-grandchildren.

Ardell was a kind woman who enjoyed babies, cats, dogs, having a good giggle, fishing, making latch-hook rugs, bird watching, taking walks & exercising, the color orange, music, reading the Bible, and playing sports in her youth.

At Ardell's request, cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made to Companion Cats, P.O. Box 2568, Battle Creek, MI 49016. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal Messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Ardell may be placed at

Condolence & Memory Journal

I have great memories of Ardell, inside the small trailer, drawing or coloring with Joann. She was always a soft spoken woman with only nice things to say about anyone.

Posted by Gayle (Mapes) Scantlen - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   November 04, 2018