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John Frederick Tolley

Male 1933 - 2005  (71 years)


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  • Name John Frederick Tolley 
    Born 19 Dec 1933  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Feb 2005  [2
    Buried Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Charleston Daily Mail
      Charleston, WV
      Sunday, February 27, 2005

      John Frederick Tolley

      John Frederick Tolley, 71, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, formerly of Ripley, W.Va., passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Mount Carmel East Hospital. He had been a patient for three years at Winchester Place Nursing Home, where he received very good care.

      He was born Dec. 19, 1933, at Gay, W.Va., a son of the late William Estel and Ada Elizabeth Rhodes Tolley. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Columbus, and was tooling supervisor with Rockwell International, having worked at Cape Canaveral. He also was employed as the parts manager for the Ripley Garage for 18 years. He was an avid hunter, a member of the Jackson County C.B. Radio Club, a lifetime member of the Ripley VFW Post 5501, and active in the Reynoldsburg Senior Citizens, where he organized and started an area to play horseshoes. He also loved to clog.

      He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Ann Poling Tolley; a son and his wife, John D. and Bonnie L. Tolley of Pinkerington, Ohio; grandchildren, Zachary Tolley and Kyndall Tolley; one brother, William “Zeke” Tolley and his wife, Margaret, of Ripley, W.Va.; three sisters, Mary Frances Snyder of Sandyville, W.VA., Dortha Lee Angus of Ripley, W.Va., and Joyce Williams and her husband, Bill, of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

      In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Cleo Tolley.
      Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at the Vail Funeral Home, Ripley, W.Va., with John Gunther officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley, W.Va.

      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at the funeral home.
      In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Alzheimer's Association, Mid Ohio Valley Regional Office, 508 Columbia Ave., Williamstown, WV 26187.

      Pine Hill Cemetery
      Tolley, Betty Ann Feb 22, 1935 [d]
      Tolley, John Frederick Dec 19, 1933 - Feb 25, 2005
    Person ID I50662  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2008 

    Father William Estel Tolley,   b. 10 Jun 1906, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Ada Elizabeth Rhodes,   b. Abt 1908, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 27 Jun 1926  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • JCMR
      William Estel Tolley, 20, Jackson Jackson
      Ada E Rhodes, 18 Jackson Jackson
      6/27/1926

      1930 Washington, Jackson, WV 4/14/1930
      Tolley, William E 22 m age 19
      Addie E 21 m age 18
      William O 2.10
      Mary F 1.6

      JCBR
      Tolley, (f) 2/13/1931, William Estel & Ada E (Rhodes) Tolley, Gay, farmer
      Tolley, (m) 12/19/1932, William E & Ada (Rhodes) Tolley, Gay, farmer
    Family ID F12195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Betty Ann Poling,   b. 22 Feb 1935, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 2019, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1955  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 15 Feb 1955 at Ripley
      Place: Jackson, West Virginia, United States
      John F Tolley, 21, 12/19/1933, Gay, WV; Ripley, WV; WE & Ada Tolley
      Betty Ann Poling, 20, 2/22/1935, Kanawha Co, WV; Ripley, WV; James & Ada Poling
    Family ID F16410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Birth Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    2. [S7] Gravestone.

    3. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    4. [S654] Marriage Records, West Virginia Division of Culture and History.