Wilma Jean Marsh Tooley


Wilma Jean Marsh Tooley, 76, of Columbus died peacefully at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in her home.

Born May 2, 1939, in Seymour, she was the daughter of Paul A. and Opal L. Bedel Marsh, who preceded her in death. On April 30, 1959, in Seymour, she married Donald Gene Tooley who also preceded her in death.

Wilma had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Seymour and was currently a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She was a 1957 graduate of Seymour High School, had worked for Cummins Engine Co. on the assembly line and later worked for Como Plastics as a press operator. She was an avid reader, loved flowers and gardening and enjoyed football, especially the Indianapolis Colts. She loved to spend time with her family and especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons, Brad (Eileen) Tooley and Brian (Rocky) Tooley, all of Columbus; sisters, Clara Kamman, Seymour; brothers, Dale (Lucille) Marsh of Seymour and Bill Marsh of North Vernon; grandchildren, Christy Lynn (Lonnie) Burton, Columbus, Christopher (Renea) Denton, Muncie, and Shana Renee Tooley, Donald Thomas and Daniel Norris, all of Columbus; five great grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Don and Gary Marsh; and sisters, Julia Lazzell and Linda Brown.

The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street with Brother Glenn Poynter officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Seymour.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Wednesday.

Memorials for may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Friends and family may light a virtual candle or send an online tribute to Wilma’s family at myers-reed.com.