William ‘Bill’ Toler

William ‘Bill’ Toler

William “Bill” Toler, 81, of Anna, died Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau.

He was born on Jan. 28, 1942, the son of Oley Mae and Opal Pearline Hileman Toler. 

He married Janice June Rutherford on Sept. 25, 1971, in Royalton. She preceded him in death on April 6, 2021.

Mr. Toler is survived by his sons, Ronald (Janet) Gooden and Randy (Lori) Gooden; six grandchildren, Kenneth Gooden, Robert (Aimee) Gooden, Dustin (Samantha) Gooden, Matt Gooden, Morgan (Ross) Dailey and Alyssa (Hunter) Patzelt-Hicks; three great-grandchildren, Rhea and Addison Gooden and Beckham Daily; other relatives and many friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Janice June Toler; and a sister, Wanda Lee Toler.

Mr. Toler retired from Ensign Bickford after working 30 years in maintenance. He loved to tinker and work on his inventions. 

In his earlier years he was a member of several bands, The Spring Pond Band, The Union and Country Swang, playing bass and vocals. He enjoyed fishing and most of all spending time with his grandchildren. 

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with the Rev. Billy Carter officiating. Interment was in the Anna Cemetery. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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Anna, Illinois 62906
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