Rose Marian Tooley
WHS Alumni Class of 1948
October 31, 2006
WINSLOW – Mrs. Rose Marian Tooley, 76, passed away at the St. Mary’s Medical Center Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006.
She had been involved in an automobile accident near Oakland City, Ind., earlier Tuesday afternoon. She was born in Augusta, Ind., to Claude and Edith (Coleman) Norrick, and had lived in the Winslow, Ind. area most of her life.
Mrs. Tooley taught English and Spanish at the Winslow and Pike Central High Schools for 32 years. She took a personal interest in her students and touched the lives of many during her teaching career.
She graduated from Winslow High School, Oakland City University, with a B.S. degree and got her masters from Indiana State University. She was a member of the Winslow United Methodist Church, the National Education Association (retired) and the Indiana State Teachers Association (retired).
She loved watching basketball and baseball games but her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.
She is survived by three children and their spouses, Warren (Sue) Tooley of Huntingburg, Ind., Jeanette (David) Burdette of Oakland City, Ind., and Marian (Steve) Lynn of Winslow, Ind.; six grandchildren, Jeff (Andrea) Tooley, Tim Tooley, Michael Burdette, Matthew (Valerie) Burdette, Christopher McCandless and Erin Rose Lynn; and three great-grandchildren, Collin and Chloe Rose Tooley and Isaac Burdette.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hilbert Tooley Jr., in 2000; her parents, Claude and Edith (Coleman) Norrick; a daughter, Claudia Kay Tooley; and two brothers, Wayne and John Norrick.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at the Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City, with the Rev. Larry Platt officiating. Burial was in Cup Creek Cemetery. Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to service time Saturday at the Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be made online at www.corncolvinfuneralhome.com.