Helen Lucile Toner, 96, of Fort Scott, died Saturday, November 10, 2007 at the Medicalodge of Fort Scott. She was born October 13, 1911 in Hiattville, Kansas, the daughter of Clarence W. Thompson and Frances A. (Strawn) Thompson. She married Gerald Edward "Buck" Toner in Fort Scott, June 30, 1935. He preceded her in death October 6, 1981.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Olive Chapter No. 13 Order of the Eastern Star, and had been a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Fort Scott. She was also a member of the Railroad Ladies Auxiliary. She was a hairdresser at Rea Mae Beauty Shop, as well as a homemaker.
Helen is survived by a brother; Leslie E. Thompson, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and two nieces; Jane Mare Pope, and Diantha Mitistic. In addition to her husband, Gerald, she was also preceded in death by her parents, a sister; Mable O'Conner, and two brothers; Ernest W. Thompson, and Warren A. Thompson.
The Rev. Paul Babcock will conduct graveside services for Helen, 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 16th, 2007, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kansas. Services are under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, Fort Scott, Kansas. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701.