Margaret Toennies, age 93, formerly of Salamanca, New York died Monday evening, December 21, 2009 at the Woodland Hills Nursing Home, in Jacksonville, Arkansas. She was born November 9, 1916 in Buffalo, New York. She was the daughter of the late Martin J. and Rachael Cassidy Connell. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Toennies, and three brothers, Robert Connell, Martin Connell, and Richard Connell. She was married on September 28, 1940 in St. Patricks Church, Vandalia, New York to Mr. Charles Toennies who also predeceased her.
Survivors include two sons, James and his wife, Barbara Toennies of Erie, Pennsylvania . and Donald, and his wife, Debbi Toennies of Jacksonville, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Theresa Baginski, Sally Bullers, Marti Haslauer, Matthew Toennies, Daniel Toennies, James E. Toennies, and Tammy Kwole; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the ORourke & ORourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York on Monday, December 28, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at in Our Lady of Peace Parish, Salamanca, New York with Rev. Patrick Melfi, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow at CalvaryCemetery, Salamanca, New York.
Local arrangements are by Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home (1-501-982-2136).