Dorothy Tolles

Dorothy TollesDorothy Joan Tolles, 84, of Rushville died at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 26, 2017, at Heritage Manor Health Care Facility in Beardstown.

She was born Jan. 30, 1933, in Macomb, a daughter of Elmer and Naomi Steele Neidig. She married Robert Tolles on Oct. 23, 1954, in Rushville. He preceded her in death in 1995.

She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Self and Bobby Neidig; and two sisters, Ruth Dunn and Marilyn Ward.

Surviving are three children, Robert (and Dian) Tolles, Larry (and Ramona) Tolles, both of Rushville, and Lori (and Bill) Bassham of East Peoria; one sister, Sharon Balmer of Galesburg; one brother, Michael Shroyer; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She worked at Bartlow Brothers Packing Plant until she and “R.T.” started their family. Later, she worked at Pings Pantry and Culbertson Memorial Hospital as a cook/dietary aide.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Sam Stringer officiating. Burial will follow in Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or Littleton Baptist Church.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/1/2017


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