Mt. Vernon Register-News

May 7, 2013

Martha Tolley


The Register-News

---- — Martha Tolley, 86, of Mt. Vernon, died 9:45 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Thursday, April 21, 1927, Jefferson County, the daughter of Lawrence and Lena Ruth (Reinlein) Collins. She married Harold J. “Bo” Tolley on Sept. 21, 1951, in Mt. Vernon, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 2006.

Martha was a secretary for several years at various oil companies, including Magnolia Oil Company, Oil Management and Kingwood Oil Company during the 1940s and 1950s. She was a member of the Presbyterian faith.

She is survived by two sons, Gary Tolley and wife Ella Mae of Mt. Vernon and Steven M. Tolley of Waukegan; grandson, Jason R. Tolley and wife Beth of Carlyle; two great-grandsons, Brian and Mason Tolley of Carlyle; two brothers, Larry E. Collins of Woodstock and John R. Collins and wife Judy of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant sister, Barbara; four sisters-in-law; and three brothers-in-law.

Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Mr. Marty Mills officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.

Visitation will be held from noon until the time of service at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Vernon and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.