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Gary Lee Toney, age 84, of Liberal Missouri, passed away October 4, 2020, at Truman Healthcare and Rehab, Lamar, Missouri where he had been a resident for 10 days.
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Gary was born October 12, 1935 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Chester Levi Toney and Arnita Cherokee (Knight) Toney.  Gary graduated from Coffeyville High school in 1953.  He attended the University of Missouri on a four year football scholarship and graduated in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture.
 
In 1955 he married Betty Rae Wiggins, and four children were born to this union.  Betty Rae passed in 1988.
 
In 1997 Gary married Mary Sue Henegar in Mulberry Kansas.
  
Gary's working years included selling insurance and over the road trucking. He spent 18 years working for Compton Farms, retiring at 80.  He was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed golf, baseball, and football.
 
He is survived by his wife Mary Toney of the home; a daughter Michelle Desorbo (Jim) of Kennesaw, GA; two sons, Mike Toney (Angie) of Springdale, AR and Jason Toney of Tampa, FL; four granddaughters, Elissa Toney, Farmington, AR, Allison Desorbo, Kennesaw, GA, Caroline Desorbo, Ormond Beach, FL, Sarah Toney, Springdale, AR;  one grandson, John Michael Toney, Springdale, AR; and two sisters, Judy Roberts (Dee) and Joni Toney of Coffeyville, KS.
 
Preceding Gary in death were his parents; a sister Marcia Eckert; a brother Terry Toney, and a son John Toney.
 
Services will be held at Daniel Funeral Home Lamar, Missouri. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and the funeral will be Thursday, October 8, 2020 at  2:00 p.m.
 
The family suggests contributions to Avalon Hospice or Mulberry Holiness Church building fund. Daniel Funeral Home will receive these contributions.

 

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#9 Bella Vista, ARKristi Howard 2020-10-09 04:49
Gary & Betty lived behind my family in West Coffeyville years ago. I remember him well & my husband & I bought Insurance from him. He was such a nice man.
Our condolences to his family! God bless you & may you have the peace that comes from our Lord & Savior during this time of grief.
#8 Claremore, OkMatt Willis 2020-10-07 21:10
Awesome memories! Whenever I catch myself sitting on the floor (back to the couch) in a pair of shorts watching a ballgame I always think of Gary
! I remember the way he would say peoples names while driving instead of waving!
Sincere Condolences to Michelle, Mike, Jason and your families!
#7 Caney, KansasTony Chaffin 2020-10-07 07:28
Words alone can not express the impact he had on my life and officiating career. Praying for Comfort and Peace for each and every one of You.
#6 Irving, TXLinda Mowder 2020-10-07 02:52
I was sorry to learn of Gary’s passing. Such a nice man from a big, fun and loving family. I have fond memories of Gary, his siblings, his parents and his children. May your memories of him bring you comfort as you move forward through life without his physical presence. My sympathies to the entire family.
#5 Bartlesville, OkLarry & Kathy Seigel 2020-10-07 01:09
To all of Gary's family, we are deeply saddened to learn of Gary's death. We always enjoyed visiting with him and remember him as always being friendly and fun. I know he will be missed. Our sincere sympathy.
#4 Coffeyville KansasElaine Robinett 2020-10-07 01:05
To all the Toney Family especially Joni heartfelt sympathy and love and prayers for your loss
#3 RE: Gary ToneySam&Cheryl Dohle 2020-10-06 23:29
We are very sorry for your loss we will miss Gary on the porch waving each time we went by.our thoughts and prayers are with you all R.I.P. MR. TONY YOU WILL BE MISSED
#2 Lamar, MOGayla Swarens 2020-10-06 14:05
My thoughts and Prayers are with you Mary!
May God Bless you in this difficult time.
#1 Lamar, MOKaren Morgan 2020-10-06 00:44
So sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Praying God's peace brings you comfort during this time.I met Mr Toney during his trucking days at Van Tassel Trucking in Pittsburg KS where I worked as a receptionist. He was always so kind and a gentle spirit. he will be missed.

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