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Louise Toncray

Canton – Louise Toncray, 99, of Canton, passed away at 2:00 AM on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Red Oak Estates in Canton just 6 days before her 100th birthday. She was born on February 14, 1920 in Lewistown, IL to Ray and Grace (Baughman) Mahr. She married Dale Toncray on October 31, 1941 in Bryant, IL. He preceded her in death on November 12, 2008.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Brad Thompson; one sister, Pauline Lacy.

She is survived by two children, Marlene (Ronnie) Thompson of Canton and Donna (Terry) Wignall of Mapleton; three grandchildren, Jill Thompson, Scott W. (Amy) Wignall, and Jennifer (Bryan) Engel; eight great-grandchildren; Madison Thompson, Carter (Paige) Thompson, Drew Engel, Ryan Engel, Evan Engel, Owen Wignall, Ashley Wignall, and Benjamin Wignall.

Louise was known for her chicken and noodles, chocolate cream pie, and fluffy sugar cookies. She was a member of Locust Lane UMC, Sunnyside Community Club, and Eastern Star in Fairview. She helped her husband on the farm and loved to cook.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory. Rev. Ellen Dodd and Rev. Ardith Corsaw will officiate. Burial will follow services at Fiatt Cemetery in Fiatt. Memorials can be made to Locust Lane UMC or JDRF. To view Louise’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

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  • Tina Schnake

    Reply February 8, 2020 4:53 pm

    My sincere condolences of hearing Louise’s passing. Always enjoyed visiting with her at Red Oaks and memorable moments of our families farm lives..Gods blessings be with all your families at this time.

  • Russell Dunn

    Reply February 9, 2020 5:35 am

    So sorry to the families. Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you.

  • Aaron Mahr

    Reply February 9, 2020 7:35 am

    Sorry to hear of Louise’s passing, but she had a wonderful life and Nikki and I looked forward to seeing her and Dale at church, then visiting her at the farm after Dale’s passing, and then visiting her at Red Oaks on our almost annual trips back to Fairview and Canton to see relatives. A hug for Donna and Marlene from sunny Florida and prayers for the entire family. We often drive by the lake where Louise’s Mom and Dad Wintered for many years & I fondly remember fishing with Ray & having Grace fry them up.

  • John and Ruth Loebach

    Reply February 9, 2020 9:14 am

    We got to know Louise when she and Dale would visit his mother in Maples Mills,. She was very pleasant to visit with. Our condolences to her family.

  • Cindy (Haynes) Yocum

    Reply February 9, 2020 8:49 pm

    Louise was always kind and genuinely happy to see you. So many memories of Joshua Township and Locust Lane Church. She was also a very good friend to my grandmothers. Thinking of you all, but knowing a beautiful reunion of family and friends is happening in heaven. ❤️🙏

  • Gordon & Lois Lock

    Reply February 10, 2020 10:10 am

    Sorry to hear of Louise` passing .She was one of those people who you can see her smile when you hear their name .

  • Liz (OATMAN) Bickel

    Reply February 11, 2020 1:24 pm

    So sorry to hear my good friend Louise passed . She will be greatly missed by so many . What a wonderful person she was , I miss all the good visits I had with her and her good cookies . Prayers and Blessings to all your family !!!

  • Warren Van Liew

    Reply February 11, 2020 3:14 pm

    My prayers go out to the family of Louise, my cousin. May God bless.

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