Eleanor Irene Tolan
Eleanor Irene Tolan, 86, of Pleasant Plains, died at 10:08 am, Monday, December 2, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born December 5, 1926 in Springfield to Edward A. and Viola Farrand Smith. She married Max A. Tolan in 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1991.
Her parents; two brothers, Harold L. and Edward Smith, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy (Tom) Grosboll of Petersburg; three sons, Mike (Chevonne) Tolan of Pleasant Plains, Doug Tolan of Pleasant Plains and Randy (Leann) Tolan of Springfield; eleven grandchildren, Rachelle (Mike) Snopko of Kiel, Germany, Dr. Angela (John) Schilsky of Dallas, TX, Natalie (Brian) Mitchell of Springfield, Nathan (Jodi) Grosboll of Petersburg, Ryan Grosboll of Petersburg, Cassie Tolan of Pleasant Plains, Chelsea Tolan of New Berlin, Troy Tolan of Athens, GA, Jackie Tolan of Morrisonville, IL, Lindsey Becker of Divernon and Eric Becker of Springfield; eight great grandchildren, Nadia, Caroline, Gavin, Claire, Aiden, Reese, India and Kate; one sister, Lavena McDonald of DeForest, WI; three sisters-in-law, Gloria Mullady and Mary Tolan of Springfield and Marjorie Tolan of Indiana and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Eleanor enjoyed sewing and was a great cook. She loved to swim, ice skate and dance. She dearly loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a very strong Christian and loved the Lord.
She owned and operated Max’s Place in Salisbury with her husband. She worked at Federated Funeral Directors and the State of Illinois for many years.
Visitation: 5-8 pm, Friday, December 6, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.
Second Visitation: 10-11 am Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with Merle “Tony” Buerkett officiating. Burial will follow at Farmington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to No Mountain Too High Ministry.
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"Nancy, Mike, Doug and Randy, I was so sorry to hear about your mom's death. She was a sincere and nice person I always enjoyed talking to.
To:Nancy, Mike, Doug, Randy and their families - It seems as if God gives us ust a little time here on earth but truly he gives us a life time of memories, stories & cherished moments. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
Nancy, Angie, Natalie, Rachelle, Nathan, and Ryan, Mrs. Tolan was a wonderful person, which shows in each one of you. I am so happy that I got to know her, and to visit with her this summer. Such a beautiful lady, so sweet and full of grace. May God's love and peace comfort and sustain you now and in the days and weeks ahead. I know that you have countless happy memories. You are all in my prayers. Love you all.
Nancy,Mike, Doug, Randy, Your mom always had a smile on her face and was friends with everyone. She was gentle and nice to me. We need more people in the world like Her. Marilee and I send our prayer to you. God Bless, Bob Stone
RIP my beautiful Godmother, I'll never forget you.
my condolences my friend my thoughts and prayers to you and your family
Nancy, Mike, Doug and Randy, I was so sorry to hear about your mom's death. The photo you chose is lovely and shows what a happy and fun spirit she had. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Maureen
Stacy Bowman posted on 12/22/19
I want to send my heartfelt condolences to Eleanor's family. I was out of town and did not see the obituary. She was beautiful inside and out - I have many great memories of her at Max's with John J. Tolan during the late 70s.