Evelyn (Isom) Tolley
Evelyn (Isom) Tolley age 87, of Mount Vernon died 11:55 p.m. Thursday,
April 17, 2008 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor.
Evelyn was born April 6, 1921 in Waltonville, Illinois, the daughter of
Nelson and Inez (Green) Isom. She married Billy Wells Tolley on September, 6, 1948
in Morganfield, Kentucky; He survives in Mount Vernon.
Evelyn was a member of Central Christian Church in Mount Vernon. She and her
husband owned and operated the Nu-Way Cleaners in Mt. Vernon until retirement in
1986. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, and gardening; and especially loved to entertain
family and friends. She was a past member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary Waltonville and
American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Mt. Vernon.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville;
with Pastor Randy Sells officiating. Interment will follow at Knob Prairie Cemetery
in Waltonville. Friends may call on Sunday from 11 a.m. until service time at Newell
Funeral Home in Waltonville.
Evelyn is survived by her husband, Billy Wells Tolley of Mt. Vernon; one sister,
Jean Ann Scroggins of Waltonville; one brother, Ralph Isom of Mt. Vernon; several
nieces, nephews and cousins; and one sister-in-law, Martha Tolley of Mt.Vernon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nelson and Inez Isom; two brothers, Ulan Ray
and Charles Dale Isom; one sister, Winona Faye Rightnowar; father and mother-in-law,
Joseph and Lucy (Wells) Tolley; five brothers-in-law, Merle Q. Rightnowar, Harry Scroggins,
Harry Ethridge, Norman Tolley and Harold Tolley; two sisters-in-law, Pauline Ethridge
and Freida Tolley.
For those who wish memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Central
Christian church and will be accepted at the Newell Funeral Home or may be mailed to
Newell Funeral Home, 505 East Main Street, Waltonville, Illinois.
For further information you may call 618-279-7272
Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson