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God sees when the footsteps falter
When the pathway has grown too steep
Then He touches the weary eyelids
And gives his dear one sleep.

     Carey David Tolle, son of Noah and Anne McClanahan Tolle, was born April 10, 1893, in Adams County, and departed this life on March 29, 1974, at the age of 80 years, 11 months, and 19 days.
     On December 11, 1920, at West Union, Ohio, he was united in marriage to Edna Faye Caplinger. God gave them over 53 years together. To this union three sons and two daughters were born: Gerald, who preceded his father in death in 1968; Alton Meryl of Sciotoville; Carey Jr of Peebles; Mrs Jean Potts of Springboro, Ohio; and Mrs Anne Thomas of Peebles. He leaves 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren to whom he was devoted, and also five brothers and two sisters: Herman and John of Peebles; Charles of Rarden; Dorse of Waverly; Jesse of New Burlington; Mrs. Vina George and Mrs Molly Barney, both of Willmington.
     Besides his son, he was preceded in death by his mother and father, three brothers, and one sister.
     Carey will be remembered as a quiet, gentle, peaceful man who loved his family. Besides loving and caring for his family, he also served his county. He was awarded a purple heart for his service in the United States Army during World War I.
     Although he was not a member of any particular church, Carey acknowledged that he knew Jesus Christ personally as his Saviour. Therefore, although his family will greatly miss him, he left them with a peaceful, calm asurance for he quietly took hold of his Saviour's hand and went to be with Him.

He would not want the ones he loved,
To grieve for him today;
We must not think that he is dead,
For he is just away.

Away upon a journey,
To a land that is bright and fair;
And though we all miss him here,
We know he is happy there.

And memories of him will bring
New comfort every day
As we recall he is not dead,
For he is just away.

There is a land so bright and fair,
Across death's dark sea;
Where he is waiting there
From sorrow and pain set free.

When I shall cross over the dark rolling tide
Oh, what a glad meeting it will be.
For just inside the beautiful gate,
He will be waiting and watching for me.


We wish to express our sincere thanks to the many friends who asisted in any way. For all who sent cards, flowers, and food. Prayers offered by different churches, and visitations made by the pastors, We thank Dr Greenlee, Dr Lundy, the Adams County Hospital Staff for their efficient care. To all Verterans, the D.A.V., V.F.W., and American Legion. To Reverend George Ritchey for his consoling words, and the Lafferty Funeral Home for their kindness and thoughtfulness. May God bless.

Carey D. Tolle Sr.

     Last rites were conducted at Lafferty Funeral Home, Monday afternoon, for Carey D. Tolle Sr., 80, of Peebles. Mr Tolle, a retired construction worker, died Friday afternoon at Adams County Hospital.
     A World War I veteran, the deceased was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
     He leaves his wife, Faye; two sons, Carey Jr., of Peebles and Alton, of Sciotoville; two daughters, Mrs Anne Thomas, Peebles, and Mrs Jean Potts, Springboro; two sisters, Mrs Molly Barney and Mrs Vina George, both of Wilmington; five brothers, John Tolle, Peebles Route 3, Charles Tolle, of Rarden, Jesse Tolle of New Burlington, Dorse Tolle of Waverly, and Herman Tolle of Peebles; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
     Military graveside rites were conducted at Locust Grove Cemetery.

The People's Defender, West Union, Adams County, Ohio April 1974
Contributed by Kathryn (Nixon) Miller



     Í am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die."
     Herman Leonard Tolle, son of Noah and Anna McClanahan Tolle, was born in the Cedar Fork community, near Peebles, on October 30, 1894. In the early morning hours of January 19, 1979, he answered his Master's call in the Adams County Hospital, having attained the age of 84 years, two months and 19 days.
     On November 2, 1927, he was united in marriage with Grace Workman at Louisa, Kentucky. For more than 51 years they were permitted to walk life's pathway together, sharing all the joys and sorrows that every married couple encounters. They had the honor and pleasure of celebrating their golden wedding anniversary in 1977.
     Fifteen children came to bless their home. Together with his wife, twelve of the children survive. They are, ten sons, Eugene of Layton, Utah, Tom, Floyd, Carl and Herman Junior, all of Peebles, Robert of Anaheim, California, Berlin and Harley both of Jamestown, Ohio, Mack serving with the U.S. Army in Germany, and Norman of Savannah, Georgia; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Littlefield of Sullivan Missouri, and Mrs Janice Smith of Peebles. Three children, Lucille, Roland and Vernie, died in infancy.
     Besides his wife and children, he leaves 25 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; also four brothers, John of Peebles, Charles of Rarden, Dorse of Waverly and Jess of Wilmington, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs Vina George and Mrs Mollie Barney, both of Wilmington, Ohio. A number of nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives and friends are left to mourn his passing.
     In addition to his three children, he was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Josie, Alva, Carey and Burl and one sister, Mrs Minnie Barney.
     When the United States entered into World War I, he answered his country's call to service. When the troops were shipped out for foreign service, his company was sent to France. After serving two years, he received an honorable discharge.
     Herman has been a Christian for 54 years. Forty-five of those years were devoted to preaching in various churches. He was affiliated with the Sulphhur Springs United Baptist Church. He loved his church and he loved his work as a minister of the Gospel. He was faithful to both as long as his health permitted.
     In our earthly lives it is pleasant to gaze upon a gorgeous sunset at the close of a beautiful day. Slowly the sun goes down, then the day's after glow can be seen all around. Likewise, life's sun has set upon that of a dedicated Christian. In the after glow of his life we see an example of true Christian living that touched many people. Today we face a loss that reaches into just as many lives. After each sunset there is a sunrise, and we know he has witnessed a new sunrise upon an eternal day in Heaven. So we do not say "good-by" to our loved on - just "goodnight".

The People's Defender, Adams County, Ohio January 1979
Contributed by Kathryn (Nixon) Miller.


John Tolle

     John Arthur Tolle, 92, of Peebles, died Monday, July 16, 1990, in a West Union hospital.
     Born March 4, 1898, near Wilmington, Ohio, a son of the late Noah and Nancy Ann McClanahan Tolle, he had been a construction eorker and farmer, and attended Purtee Community Church near Peebles.
     His wife, Violet Geneva Setty Tolle, died April 10, 1977.
     Surviving are two sons, Jim Tolle of Peebles and John Tolle of West Union; seven daughters, Marie Hodge of Washington Court House, Pearl Conway of Zanesfield, Juanita Kelly of Piqua, Naomi Snodgrass and Janet Browning, both of Batavia; Eunice Burgess of Peebles and Judy Chaney of Winchester; two brothers, Dorse Tolle of Waverly and Jess Tolle of Wilmington; a sister, Vina George of Wilmington; 41 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.
     Service is 2 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Church, with the Rev. Dewey Conley officiating, and interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may call at Brooke Funeral Home at Peebles from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The Daly Times, Portsmouth, Ohio 17 Jul 1990.
Contributed by Arnold Lee Tolle.



The waking earth in Springtime reminds us it is true,
That nothing ever really dies that is not born anew.
If we trust God's all-wise wisdom and doubt the Father never,
In His heavenly kingdom we will find there is nothing lost forever.

     Violet Geneva, daughter of John and Maude Cadwallader Setty, was born on Peach Mountain, near Mineral Springs, on September 19, 1911. At one o'clock on Easter morning, April 10, 1977, the Death Angel called for her in the Adams County Hospital, West Union, Ohio. At the time of her passing she was 65 years, six months and 21 days of age.
    On September 19, 1929, she was united in marriage with John Arthur Tolle at Wilmington, Ohio. For more than 47 years they were permitted to share the joys and sorrows of life.
   Twelve children came to bless their home. Together with her husband, ten of the children survive. They are three sons, Chester and Jimmy, both of Peebles, and Johnny of West Union; seven daughters, Mrs Marie Hodge of Route 5, Washington Courthouse, Mrs Pearl Conway of Zanesfield, Mrs Juanita Kelly of Piqua, Mrs Naomi Snodgrass of Batavia, Mrs Eunice Burgess of Peebles, Mrs Judy Chaney of Winchester and Miss Janet Tolle at home at Peebles, Route 3.
     One son, Gary, passed away on August 31, 1952 at the age of two years, and a daughter, Shirley on October 23, 1959 at the age of 12 years.
     Besides her husband and children, she leaves 35 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
     She was one of a family of 12 children. She is survived by four brothers, Robert Setty of Pleasant Plain, Chester Setty of Otway and Esto and Berlin Setty, both of Peebles. A number of nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends survive.
     In addition to her two children, she was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Everett, Arthur and Cecil Setty, one sister, Mrs Lonnie Boldman, and one grandchild, Danny Dale Tolle.
     About 46 years ago, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior. She loved to be in God's house, and she was regular in attendance at the Purtee Community Church as long as her health permitted.
     She had been in declining health for more than a year, during which time she had to be hospitalized a number of times. All that doctors and loving hands could do was to no avail. During her illness she never complained. she was patiently awaiting the time when God would call her Home where there would be no more pain, but all would be eternal joy and happiness.
     We who loved her will remember her life as one of quietness, patience, kindness, love and devotion to her home, family and friends. One of the greatest Biblical statements is Christ's words in St. John 11:25, "I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die" (remainder of this obit was cut off)

The People's Defender, Adams County, Ohio April 1977.
Contributed by Kathryn (Nixon) Miller.



     Edna Faye Caplinger Tolle, daughter of Landon Caplinger and Sarah Ann Hughey, was born near Mayhill, Adams County, Ohio, April 11, 1904. she departed this life February 2, 1994, at the age of 89 years, at Brookview Senior Center in Peebles, Ohio.
     Faye was united in marriage to Carey David Tolle, December 11, 1920. To this union, which they shared togethr for 54 years, came five children. Gerald Edmond, Helen Imogene, Anna Lee, Alton Meryl and Carey Tolle, Jr.
     Faye was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers; four sisters; her husband, Carey who died in 1974; and two sons, Gerald and Meryl.
     She grew up in the Mayhill and Louden community, and accepted Christ as her saviour at the age of 18. she was a housewife and retired cook and peebles High School. Faye was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and resided many years in the Village of Peebles.
     One of her greatest enjoyments was preparing meals and having all of the children and grandchildren home for the weekend. When she was able, she shared her wonderful cooking with her neighbors.
     She is survived by one sister, Mary Evalena Gaffin; two daughters, Helen Imogene Potts of Springboro, Ohio and Anna Lee Thomas of Peebles; one son, Carey Tolle, Jr of Peebles; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandcheldren; several great-great-stepgrandchildren and nieces and nephews.
     She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

"A Rose"
A rose from heaven's garden was sent to earth one day.
God picked a special rose and sent her on her way.

Into a wife and mother this special rose then grew.
He sent with her a lot of love for everyone she knew.

She was a special loving mother who gave us all her best.
But her gentle hands are folded now, she's earned her final rest.

So back to heaven's garden now tis special rose has gone to stay.
There to bloom in God's great love until that glad reunion day.


Edna Faye Tolle

     Edna Faye Tolle, 89 of Peebles died Wednesday, February 2, at the Brookeview Senior Center in Peebles.
     She was born April 11, 1904, in Adams County, a daughter of the late Landon and Sarah Ann Hughie Caplinger.
Mrs Tolle was a retired cook from Peebles High School.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carey Daid Tolle in 1974.
Survivors include one son, Cary Tolle, Jr., of Peebles; two daughters, Helen Jean Potts of Springboro and Ann Thomas of peebles; one sister, Lena Gaffin of Peebles; fourteen granchildren, 29 great-grancdhildren and eitht great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Brooke Funeral Home in Peebles on Saturday, February 5, Rev. Bruce McDowell officiating. Interment was in the Locust Grove Cemetery.


     We would like to take this time to thank everyone for their prayers, love and kindness shown during the sickness and death of our mother, Edna Faye Tolle. To Rev. Bruce MacDowell and Rev. Jerry Holbrook for their prayers and comforting words, Mrs Phyllis Cole for the beautiful hymns and to each one who sent cards, flowers and food. A special thanks to bob and Sharon Brooke and their loving staff at Brookview Senior Center for treating our mon like their mom. We will remember you always. Thank you and god bless you.
The family of Edna Faye Tolle

The people's Defender, Adams County, Ohio 9 February 1994.
Contributed by Kathryn (Nixon) Miller.


Dorse Tolle, 91

Waverly resident

     Dorse N. Tolle, 91, of Waverly, died Sunday, Nov 3, 1996, at home.
     Born April 22, 1905, in adams County, a son of the late Noah and Nancy McClanahan Tolle, he was retired from the International Union of Operating Engineers, a member of Local Union 18 and Beavers Chapel Church and a founding member of the Pebble Township Volunteer Fire Department.
     He is survived by his wife, Dolly Mahaffey Tolle, whom he married Nov. 13, 1934; a son, Dennis Tolle of Waverly; four daughters, Lois Colburn and Rita Jordan, both of Waverly, Alice Higginbotham of Blanchester and Bonnie Hougland of Peebles; a sister, Vina George of Wilmington; 17 Grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; ane a great-great-grandchild.
     He also was preceded in death by eight brothers, Alva, Carrie, John, Herman, Charlie, Jess, Josie and Isaac Tolle; two sisters, Mollie and Minnie Barney; and a grandchild.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Beavers Chapel Church, with the Rev. Roy Carver and the Rev Marlin Davis officiating, and interment in White Oak Cemetery.
     Friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and at the church from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Newspaper not noted, Adams County, Ohio November 1996.
Contributed by Dolly (Mahaffey) Tolle.


Rarden Resident Died Tuesday Morning

     Charles Toll, 82, of Rarden, died Tuesday morning at Taylor's Health Care Center.
     Survivors include a daughter, Norma Rothwell of West Union; three brothers John of Peebles, Jesse of Wilmington and Dorse of Waverly; a sister, Vina George of Wilmington; eight grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.
     Services are planned at 2 p.m. Friday at Brooke Funeral Home in Peebles, with Rev. John Euton officiating and burial in the Locust Grove Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday (today).

The People's Defender, West Union, Adams County, Ohio 28 April 1983.
Contributed by Kathryn (Nixon) Miller.



     Mrs Minnie Barney, 76, a former Adams County resident died at the Duke Rest Home, Bowersville, Ohio, on Thursday of last week after an extended illness.
     Surviving are her husband, A.O. Barney and a daughter, Mrs Pearl Wallen both of Xenia; six brothers, Carey, Herman and John Tolle of Peebles; Jesse of New Burlington; Dorsey of Waverly; and Charles of Rarden; two sisters, Mrs Vina George of Willmington and Mrs Millie Barney of ------burg.
     Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Wylie funeral Home, Sinking Springs, with Rev D.C. Disbennet in charge and burial made in the Locust Grove Cemetery.

The People's Defender, West Union, Adams County, Ohio November 1967.
(bad xerox copy please excuse errors & ommissions).
Contributed by Kathryn (Nixon) Miller.


Tolle--Mack Coy Tolle, 70, of 812 W. Jackson St., Hynes, died yesterday at his home. He was born in New Westminster, and came to Long Beach several years ago, locating in Hynes in 1921. Surviving the widow, Mrs Daisy G. Tolle; three sons, Lloyd R. of Bakersfield, Walter B. of Hynes, Armon T. Tolle, Buena Park; two daughters, Mrs Thelma I. Johnson, Vallejo, and Mrs Leones L. Peckham, Hynes; a brother, 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral will be directed by Mottell's Mortuary.

Newspaper not noted, Long Beach, California, 17 December 1946.
Contributed by Thoren Tolle Meyers.


TOLLE (Paramount) -- Mrs Daisy Gertrude Tolle, 71, of 3127 1/2 South St., died Saturday. She was born in Mississippi and came to Long Beach from there in 1947 (should say 1887). Surviving are three sons, Walter B., Paramount; Armon T. Buena Park, and Lloyd R.; four daughters, Mrs Thelma I. Johnson, Mrs Leones L. Peckham, Paramount; Mrs Anna May Talkington and Miss Thoren Marie Tolle. Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, in Mottell's Chapel, with Rev. Carl L. Crain officiating. Interment will be in Long Beach Municipal Cemetery.

Newspaper not noted, Long Beach, California, January 1954.
(many known errors in this obituary)
Contributed by Thoren Tolle Meyers.

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