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Jane B. Tolley

May 16, 1933 — October 11, 2021

Jane B. Tolley of Harrisonville, Missouri was born May 16, 1933 in Richmond, Virginia the daughter of Albert Thornton and Elizabeth Rebecca (Smeeman) Browning. She departed this life on Monday, October 11, 2021 at her home in Harrisonville at the age of 88 years, 4 months and 25 days.

On October 15, 1955, Jane was united in marriage to Marvin Jarrell Tolley in Florida.

Jane was a devoted wife of 54 years to Marvin, a loving mother and grandmother to her 5 children and their children. She had a lifelong affiliation with the Southern Baptist Church. As a teen in Virginia, she was a member of the church Bible memory verse team. The team competition was carried live on the radio. Her team won the competition so often they had to “allow” other teams a chance to win on occasion. Jane was a distance runner and completed numerous half marathons in her 60’s and 70’s winning numerous medals in her age group. She loved her Corgi dogs and enjoyed golfing and reading.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Tolley on April 7, 2009.

Jane is survived by three sons, James Tolley, Joe Tolley and wife Nikki, John Tolley and wife Maria; two daughters, Nancylee Stewart and husband Cary Pugh, Deborah Bowles and husband Corbin; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carolyn Richardson and Joyce Mc Namara; other relatives and many friends.

Below is scripture from Proverbs 31 providing a fitting description of this wife and mother:

“A good wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her….”
“….Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her; Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”

“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised….”

Cremation. Inurnment will take place at a later date with her husband at the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Amedisys Foundation through Amedisys Hospice, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 or mailed to Dickey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 432, Harrisonville, MO 64701.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.
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