Anna (Ann) Louise Pendleton Toomey, 90, passed away on January 21, 2022 at Forest Creek Memory Care in Overland Park, KS. She has been reunited with her husband Raymond Dale Toomey who preceded her in death in 2014. They wed June 2, 1949 and were married 64 years before Dale’s passing.
Family was the most important thing to Ann. She often told wonderful stories of growing up with her eight brothers and two sisters on their farm. Ann is survived by her dear sister Dorothy Lamendola of Wichita and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ann doted on her family and was happiest when surrounded by loved ones. Her life and conversations revolved around her children and grandchildren. She is survived by son Ryan Toomey and daughter-in-law Debbie of Neodesha, their daughter Misty Etycheson, her husband Greg, and children Sophie and Aleese Gascich of Gardner, and daughter Cassandra Toomey, Kansas City, MO; son Rex Toomey and daughter-in-law Sue of Waterville,KS, their children Jodie Fisher and son-in-law Rob, of Ozawkie, KS and children, Brett, Tate, Anna, and Emma; son Andrew and daughter-in-law, Valerie and their daughter Drew, Kansas City KS; son Clay and daughter-in-law Erika, their sons Caeden and Zander of Topeka; daughter Melissa Moore, husband Curt, Olathe, KS and sons Foster and Owen. She also had two great-great grandchildren. Triplets, Melvin Dean, Michael Dale, and Marsha Ann, were born to Ann and Dale and died shortly after birth in 1950.
Ann was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Neodesha from its inception. Ann and Dale helped to physically and spiritually build the church. In her later years, she spent many hours lovingly tending to the flower garden at the church. Ann and Dale made their own funeral arrangements and requested no service. We are abiding by their requests so will not have a service for Ann. Those who knew Ann will be familiar with her love of the outdoors and bird-watching. In place of a service, consider filling a bird feeder, making yourself a cup of tea, and enjoy watching nature. Then write a letter or call someone you love. She would approve