Kathleen (Miller) Tonski
Beloved wife, step-mother, sister, and aunt passed away December 17, 2014 after succumbing to her cancer at the age of 59. Born October 22, 1955 to the late Robert W. (Ole Bob) Miller, Sr. and Edna G. Miller of Palmetto. She is the founding member of the Miller Gaggle. After high school she obtained an Associate's degree from Manatee Junior College and a Bachelor's Degree in Entomology from the University of Florida. Kathleen became an inspector for the Pesticide Licensing Div. of the Department of Agriculture working out of Ft. Meyers and living in Bokkelia, FL. She was promoted to supervisor of inspectors for the southwestern area of FL. During her years of service Kathleen delivered training classes and produced an inspection instructional manual and other material for other state and federal inspectors around the U.S. Kathleen was transferred to Tallahassee as the Director of Pesticide Licensing where she eventually retired to spend more time traveling and volunteering while she underwent treatment for her cancer. Kathleen acted in several stage plays at the Monticello Opera House. She also worked with sound and lighting for plays and even directed a few plays, still finding time to serve on the Opera House Board. Kathleen is survived by her husband Robert Tonski, Monticello, FL.; brothers Robert Miller, Jr. (JongAe) and Tom Miller (Patricia) both of Palmetto, Mark Miller (Bonnie) Parrish, FL.; parents in-law Richard and Joyce Tonski Gait, CA.; step-daughter Shireen and husband, 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter and a step son, Joshua. Three nephews, 2 nieces, a great niece and five great nephews. Kathleen wished to be cremated and her ashes scattered on her property in Jefferson County, FL. A Celebration of her Life is scheduled for Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Monticello Opera House in Monticello, FL. In lieu of flowers donations in her name to the Monticello Opera House or the Jefferson County Florida Animal Shelter is requested. For information on the Life Celebration please write: [email protected] or call Rob Miller, Jr. at 941-920-3873.
Published by Bradenton Herald on Jan. 7, 2015.
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Rest in peace Kathleen. I will miss you and our wonderful times on St. George.
Nancy Blake
January 13, 2015
My prayers are with you. Very fond memories of Kathy. May she rest in peace.
Jane Foust Scott
January 8, 2015
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