Frieda Tolley

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URBANA – Frieda Joann Tolley, 63, of Urbana, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015, in Kindred Hospital, Dayton.

She was born December 17, 1951, in Matewan, West Virginia, the daughter of Frederick and Eloise (Ward) Dobbins.

Joann was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Her family, especially her grandchildren, were everything to her. Her friends could always count on her and she was a devoted Christian, embodying the best of Christian traits. She was very loving, forgiving and willing to help where she could. She would, and sometimes did, give more than she had to help her children if they needed her. Joann was a lifelong member of Grace Baptist Church. She worked as a secretary at Mercy Memorial Hospital for nearly 25 years. Joann enjoyed sewing, quilting, fishing and boating. Her true joy in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her mother; her husband of 15 years, Patrick D. Tolley; daughters, Rhonda Sue (Thomas) James of Urbana, Christina Dawn (Timothy) Jones of Springfield and Julie Ann (Ryan) Cole of West Liberty; son, Nicholas Alan (Kristy) Roby of Galloway; 17 grandchildren; sister, Bonita Sue (John) Wilson of Urbana; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Joann was preceded in death by her father and her first husband, Walter Alan Roby.

A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at Grace Baptist Church, Urbana, with Pastor Aaron Samples officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at Rosedale Cemetery. Services are entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Victory Christian Academy, 960 Children's Home Rd, Urbana, OH 43078. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Published in Weekly Currents from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2015