|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1916|
|Death: ||Jun. 2, 2004|
SEXTONVILLE/RICHLAND CENTER - Leuretta P. "Rita" Toney, age 87, of Richland Center, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at Pine Valley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born on Aug. 18, 1916, in Monticello, Wis., and raised in Coffeen, Ill., the daughter of Lemuel and Daisy (Barker) Weir.
Rita was married to Raymond E. Nelson of Blue River in 1937. Together, they had seven children. She was then united in marriage to Gale Toney of Richland Center on Feb. 14, 1964.
Rita grew up in Blue River where she devoted her life to caring for and raising her family. In later years, Rita worked at the Block System Dry Cleaners of Madison, then at Richland Foundry of Richland Center where she was a spray painter. Later, she worked at Grabers in Middleton and then Richland Schools Community Center.
She enjoyed embroidering, quilting, crochet work, bead work and general sewing. She enjoyed reading and working on her computer.
Survivors include six children, Darrald (Vicky) Nelson of Madison, Shirley (Lyle) Sword of Ashton, Ill., Myron Nelson of Mascoutah, Ill., LeRoy (special friend, Sheila Neeman) Nelson of Evansville, LaVonne (David) Porter of Rolling Meadows, Ill., and Kenneth (special friend, Cindy Brown) Nelson of Madison; 27 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Rita was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gale Toney; a son, Roland Oscar Nelson; a granddaughter, Jeneen Troxel; three brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2004, at 1 p.m. at the PRATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Richland Center. Pastor Greg Marsh will officiate with burial in the Sextonville Cemetery.
Gale J Toney (1929 - 1975)*
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Record added: Jan 01, 2009
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