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 Armetta Fern “Toby” <I>Thorndyke</I> Johnson

Armetta Fern “Toby” Thorndyke Johnson

Starke County, Indiana, USA
Death 2 Jun 2013 (aged 90)
Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois, USA
Burial Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 111812501 · View Source
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Armetta "Toby" Fern Johnson, 90, Pontiac, died at 9:04 p.m. Sunday (June 2, 2013) at OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center, Pontiac.

She was born May 26, 1923 in Starke County, Indiana, the daughter of Cyrus Thomas and Amelia Caroline Dehm Thorndyke. She married Richard Mott Johnson on April 25, 1944 in Pontiac. He preceded Toby in death Jan. 8, 2011. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Clyde Thorndyke and a sister, Iola Meier.

Surviving are Her daughter, Connie Ann (John) Heins; a brother, Everett "Bud" (Jeanette) Thorndyke; a sister, Alice (Eldon) Buff; three grandchildren, Erika Ann (Mark) Navin, Heather Mott Heins and John Kyle Heins and great-grandchildren, Harper Ann and Myles Andrew Navin.

oby worked for many years at Hecht's women's clothing. She always had a keen sense for style and fashion. After more than 20 years at Hecht's she opened her own boutique clothing store called "Toby's". She had an avid following of customers, often purchasing outfits on buying trips with certain customers in mind. She knew her clients well and would often go to "the back room" to bring out clothing not on the rack when she knew it would look well on them.

Toby was often found working in her garden under the watchful eye of doggie companions. She and her husband Dick did many things together and especially enjoyed dancing and playing cards.

Full obituary can found in the Bloomington, Illinois Pantagraph published June 5, 2013.

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  • Created by: Bob & Nancy Cannon
  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111812501
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Armetta Fern “Toby” Thorndyke Johnson (26 May 1923–2 Jun 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111812501, citing South Side Cemetery, Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Bob & Nancy Cannon (contributor 46739623) .