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Male 1918 - 1993  (75 years)

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  • Name Dr Donald James TOLLE  [1
    Title Dr 
    Born 29 May 1918  Roxbury, McPherson Co., KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Aug 1993  Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 12 Aug 1993  donated to science through the medical school at SIU-Springfield Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Burial:
      Pleasant Grove Memorial Park
      Jackson County
      Illinois, USA
    • Further info in his Obit on FindaGrave
    Person ID I4314  Roger TOLLE descendants
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2016 

    Father Edgar Earl TOLLE,   b. 29 Aug 1885,   d. 23 Jan 1965, Polk County, FL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Sadie Margaret LOTT,   b. 18 Jul 1887,   d. 26 Aug 1967  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F1321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Alice MCNEILL,   b. 12 Jun 1919, Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 2013, Cape Coral, Lee Co., FL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 24 Jul 1945  [2, 3
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F1329  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S76] Find A Grave Index, Find A Grave Memorial# 118392184.
      Birth: May 29, 1918
      McPherson County
      Kansas, USA
      Death: Aug. 9, 1993
      Jackson County
      Illinois, USA

      Dr. Donald James Tolle, 75, of 907 Skyline Drive, died at 5:34 p.m. on Aug. 9, 1993, at home. He was born May 29, 1918, in Roxbury, Kan.

      Dr. Tolle was a professor in the department of higher education at Carbondale from 1967 until his retirement in 1985. Before World War II, he taught junior and senior high school English in Florida, but after Pearl Harbor was attacked he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served as a staff sergeant with the 47th Bombardment Group in England, Italy and Africa for 3 1/2 years.

      On July 24, 1945, he married Mary Alice McNeill in Tallahassee, Fla., and continued his teaching career. He was principal and superintendent in Monticello, Fla., before becoming an instructor at St. Petersburg (Fla.) Junior College. He also served as dean of men and dean of instruction there from 1951-64. As dean of academic affairs, he helped start Florida Junior College at Jacksonville, Fla., before coming to SIUC in 1967 as associate director of the Community College Cooperative Internship Program. When the Ford Foundation Project ended, he continued at SIUC as a professor of higher education and then professor emeritus from 1984 until his death.

      He was active in education all of his adult life, and served on many commissions and accreditation teams. He co-authored a book and contributed articles to numerous professional mournals.

      Dr. Tolle was the recipient of the John E. King award from the Post-Doctoral Academy of Higher Education, SIUC, in 1989. He also received the Distinguished Commendation Award from the Educational Council of 100, SIUC, in 1989. He was listed in Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in America since 1962.

      Dr. Toll is survived by his wife, Mary Alice (McNeill) Tolle; his three children, Donald MacDavid Tolle (Forough Danesh), Louise Margaret Tolle Huffman (Terry Huffman), and Theresa Love Tolle Pohlman (Stephen Pohlman); and four grandsons, Cody McNeill Huffman, Jeffrey Stephen Pohlman, Hunter Tolle Huffman and Robert Cameron Tolle. Other survivors include his sister, Genieve Tolle Rambo of Lakeland, Fla.; and his brother, Edgar Earl Tolle J. of Crystal River, Fla.

      He was preceded in death by his parents Sarah (Lott) Tolle and Edgar Earl Tolle Sr.; and brothers, Kendall and Carroll.

      A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Aug. 12, 1993, where Dr. Tolle was a member. His body will be donated to science through the medical school at SIU-Springfield. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

      Source: Jackson County Historical Society and Southern Illinoisan, Aug. 1993.

      Family links:
      Mary Alice McNeill Tolle (1919 - 2013)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Pleasant Grove Memorial Park
      Jackson County
      Illinois, USA

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      Created by: Laura Whistle Cates Dunc...
      Record added: Oct 08, 2013
      Find A Grave Memorial# 118392184

      was born May 29, 1918 in McPherson County, Kansas, and died
      August 09, 1993 in Carbondale, Jackson County, Illinois. He married MARY ALICE MCNEILL
      July 24, 1945. She was born June 12, 1919 in Tallahassee, Florida.
      More About DONALD JAMES TOLLE:
      Burial: Carbondale, Jackson County, Illinois
      Military service: Veteran of World War II, U.S. Army Air Corps

      Children of DONALD TOLLE and MARY MCNEILL are:

    3. [S76] Find A Grave Index, Find A Grave Memorial# 121628526.
      Birth: Jun. 12, 1919
      Leon County
      Florida, USA
      Death: Nov. 25, 2013
      Cape Coral
      Lee County
      Florida, USA

      Mary Alice McNeill Tolle, 94, of Cape Coral, Florida, died at home at 7:20pm Monday, November 25, 2013, after a decline in health over the past few months.

      She was born in Tallahassee, Florida, June 12, 1919, to Louise Medina Proctor McNeill (1894-1982) and Malcolm Collins McNeill, Sr. (1891-1980).

      Her family roots go deep in Tallahassee, where she grew up and where she still has many Proctor/Mickler/McNeill relatives. She was proud that her ancestry included several Mayflower Pilgrims.

      After graduating in 1941 from the Florida State College for Women (now Florida State University) she taught junior and senior high school classes for several years in Fort Lauderdale, Pensacola, Gainesville, and Tallahassee, Florida.

      She was a very talented china painter, and continued painting until a year or two ago. She had a number of pieces of her porcelain art pictured in The China Painter and The Porcelain Artist and one piece chosen to be displayed for a year in the World Organization of China Painters' Museum in Oklahoma City.

      Before moving to Cape Coral, she lived for over 30 years in Carbondale, Illinois, where she was active in various community groups.

      She was preceded in death by her mother and father; by a sister, Theresa McNeill Turner; by a brother, Malcolm McNeill, Jr.; and by her husband, Donald James Tolle (1918-1993), whom she married July 24, 1945.

      A funeral service will be held in Tallahassee at 10:00am on Saturday, December 28, graveside at Oakland Cemetery.

      Although she did not herself have Alzheimer's disease, she knew several people who did, and she suggested that memorial gifts may be made to any Alzheimer's charity.

      Funeral homes: Fuller-Metz in Cape Coral and Beggs in Tallahassee.

      Website with obituary, photos, and condolences:

      Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Dec. 12, 2013

      Family links:
      Malcolm Collins Mcneil (1891 - 1980)
      Louise Medina Proctor Mcneil (1894 - 1989)

      Donald James Tolle (1918 - 1993)

      Oakland Cemetery
      Leon County
      Florida, USA

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      Created by: Hochi
      Record added: Dec 12, 2013
      Find A Grave Memorial# 121628526