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Alma Kathryn Toler

Alma Kathryn Toler, 89, formerly of Stollings, Logan County, WV, passed away at the home of her loving and devoted daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and Ernest "Ernie" Fleming, of Carrollton, OH, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, after a long illness.

Born Aug. 23, 1922, in Logan, WV, she was a daughter of Joseph and Norma Thomas. 

Mrs. Toler graduated from Logan High School and attended Logan extension classes of higher learning conducted by Marshall University.  She traveled to parts of Europe, Israel and many other interesting places.  She particularly enjoyed the company of her children and grandchildren, teaching Sunday school, gardening, visiting with her friends and playing the piano.  She was very visible and active in her church, Stollings Christian Church.

Alma has "fought the good fight and has finished the race."  She was very spiritual, resourceful and brave.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Mrs. Toler and her family would like to thank Deborah Lumley and Vivian Long of Mercy Home Care and Alma's physician, Dr. Terrance Pansino of Louisville Medical Care, for the excellent medical care given over the years.

Alma is survived by her brother, Joseph Thomas, Jr. (Agnes) of Westerville, OH; daughters,  Juanita (Ernest "Ernie") Fleming and Elaine Lee of Hurricane, WV.; sons, Rex (Diana) of Parkersburg, WV, Bethel (Connie) of Coshocton, OH, and John, Jr. (Nilah "Tyke") of Wilmington, NC; eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.   

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Toler, Sr., former pastor of Stollings Christian Church; sister, Mildred Jackson; brother, Homer Thomas; grandson, Ernie Michael Fleming; son-in-law, David Lee; her in-laws, Reverend E.H. and Laura Toler; brothers-in-law, Robert and Willis Toler; and sisters-in-law, Iva Hester and Regina (Drenner) Petrosky.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Stollings Christian Church, c/o Loletta Evans, 280 Railroad Avenue, Logan, WV 25601.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Sweeney Dodds Funeral Home in Carrollton, OH, and Honaker Funeral Home in Logan, WV.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at Honaker Funeral Home, 200 Main St., Logan, WV.  Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. March 2, 2012.  The Reverend Elvie Burgess, pastor at Stollings Christian Church, will be officiating.    

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