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Verna Eulene Toenjes

September 2, 1932 — November 11, 2019

Verna Eulene Toenjes, nee Brunson, 87 of Millstadt, Illinois passed away on Monday November 11, 2019 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in O'Fallon, Illinois surrounded by her loving family. Born on September 2, 1932 in Wickliffe, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Alfred and Velma Brunson, nee Sperry, and they precede her in death. Eulene was also preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Brunson.

Eulene is survived by her husband of 62 years, Floyd "Flip" Toenjes whom she married on December 15, 1956 in Hernando, Mississippi; her children: Gary (Patty) Ping of Pensacola, Florida, Betty (John) Deckard of Belleville, Illinois, Gloria (Jerry) Behrmann of Waterloo, Illinois, Darrell Toenjes (Bruce Kahn) of Chicago, Illinois, David Toenjes of Belleville, Illinois and Daniel (Lynette) Toenjes of Millstadt, Illinois. Her grandchildren: Stacey (Eric) Beardsley of St. Augustine, Florida, Jamie (Ashlynn) Ping of Destin, Florida, Amy (John) Blankenship of Keysport, Illinois, Jenny (Sherman) Voegtle of Belleville, Illinois, Penny Mitchell of St. Louis, Missouri, Kevin (Michelle) Deckard of Smithton, Illinois, Dawn Hoffmeister of Belleville, Illinois, Pamela (Michael) Hausmann of Belleville, Illinois, Jordan Deckard of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Alex Toenjes of Carbondale, Illinois, Adam Toenjes of Boca Raton, Florida, Celia Toenjes of Belleville, Illinois, Elliot Toenjes (Aranza Davitz) of Millstadt, Illinois, Carly Toenjes (Rush Oldfield) of Millstadt, Illinois and Ethan Toenjes also of Millstadt, Illinois; eighteen great-grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren; Kara Savio who was like a daughter and her best friend, Barb Becherer.

Eulene worked for many years as a housekeeping aide at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Illinois. Eulene's great love of life was spending time with her family. She was an avid fan of country music and in her spare time she loved playing cards. She also cherished her annual trips to Branson, Missouri.

Friends may call from 4:00pm-8:00pm on Thursday November 14, 2019 at Creason Funeral Home in Millstadt, Illinois and again from 9:00 am-10:00 am on Friday November 15, 2019 at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Friday November 15, 2019 at Creason Funeral Home in Millstadt, Illinois with the Reverend Urvan Gaxiola officiating. Internment will follow at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery in Millstadt, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Athens Home for the Aged, New Athens, Illinois.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

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