Helen Laura Tolley


Helen Laura Tolley, age 92, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Aurora Nursing Center.  She was born November 7, 1924, in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, the daughter of the late Albert and Agnes (Garhargt) Austin.

Helen was a 1943 high school graduate and worked in the payroll office for Montgomery Wards.

On March 29, 1947, she married James Tolley, Jr. in Paola, Kansas.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, James; daughter, Charlynne Tolley, of Santa Clarita, California; son, Allen Tolley, of Worland, Wyoming; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and brother-in-law, Robert Tolley, of Aurora.

Her parents, Albert and Agnes, three brothers, Bob, Charles and Bud Austin; brother-in-law, Kenneth Tolley and sister-in-law, Nancy Tolley, preceded her in death.

Burial will be at the Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, Missouri.

Online condolences may be shared at this website.


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