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Lori Ann Lindsay Tolbert, 44, of Elkhart, died following a two year battle with inflammatory breast cancer on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ankeny Funeral Home with burial to follow at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m.
The daughter of Norman and Marjorie Summers Lindsay, Lori was born on April 10, 1968 in Waltham, Mass. She graduated from Channel Islands High School in Oxnard, Calif. in 1986 and furthered her education at Oxnard College and received a bachelor's degree in business from Upper Iowa University in 2010. She was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority.
Lori worked for the Ankeny School District as an accounting clerk. Always wanting to keep her mind busy, Lori enjoyed reading, knitting, sewing and game shows. Lori also collected snow men and enjoyed camping and old movies. The love of her life was her daughter, Sara.
Lori is survived by her daughter, Sara, of Elkhart; siblings Judith (William) Johnston of Green Valley, Calif., William Lindo of Austin, TX, Debra (Aldei) LeBlanc of Southbridge, Mass., Donna (Robert) Wasson of Lynn, Mass., Lisa (Zach) Douglas of Ankeny, Tina (James) Conwell of Princeton, MO, Terri (Steven) Keasey of Alleman and Sherri (Justen) Wilson of Elkhart; many nieces and nephews and her dogs, Brody and Starr. Lori was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Michael Lindo and a sister, Nancy Corley.
As a show of sympathy, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Sara Tolbert Education Fund C/O Veridian Credit Union in Ankeny. Online condolences may be left at www.AnkenyFuneralHome.com.
Published in Des Moines Register on Oct. 30, 2012