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Norma Dean (Frederick) Toler, 87, passed away peacefully September 7, 2020 at 9:27 pm in Lee’s Summit, MO. She had been in the nursing home for over 5 years with the slowly deteriorating effects of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Visitation will be held 09/17/2020 at 1:00 to 2:00 pm. And the funeral will follow at 2:00 pm. at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown MO. Her cremains will be interred in Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. Come early as Covid-19 rules in Jackson County MO allow only 50-100 attendees. Masks and social distancing are required. Sadly, we are unable to have a group gathering afterwards due to Covid-19 concerns.
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Norma was born October 23, 1932 in Kansas City, MO to Alice L. (Smith) Jackson & William P. Frederick. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert D. Toler, sister Shirley (Frederick) Magee, and baby daughter Melanie Toler. Survivors include her adult children Gayle and Jeffrey Toler, and sister Cheryl (Jackson) Boten, and extended family members.
As Norma grew up she attended church on Kansas City’s Eastside. She received her education at McCoy Elementary School and advanced to East High School, both located in Kansas City, MO. At East High, she participated in Eulexia Literary Society, played hockey and basketball, and served as a very enthusiastic cheerleader. She graduated from East High in 1949. She later attended nursing school and received her LPN.
She married Robert D. Toler in 1951 at Kensington Avenue Baptist Church. She and Bob were blessed with daughter Gayle in 1952 and son Jeffrey in 1958.
The family moved to Raytown MO in 1964. She was involved in PTA during the children’s school years. She was also active in the Raytown Jaycee Wives Club and served as Historian, while her husband advanced from Director, Vice President, and President in the Raytown Jaycees.
Over the years, she worked at Fairmount Hospital, various doctors offices, and as a Medical Records Technician and also Social Services Assistant at Parklane Hospital in the metro area. And she worked extra hard, as mothers do, to always maintain a loving home for her family and to have a nutricious family dinner ready when Bob arrived home from work.
Norma and Bob made so many lasting friendships from their school years and from their time in Jaycees. They loved to celebrate all aspects of life with their friends by having fun parties and traveling together with them. They were always there to support each other through thick and thin. Norma and Bob thoroughly enjoyed yearly family reunions with a close-knit bunch of really great people as relatives. Every few years they would travel by car to visit Bob’s brothers and their families in southern California. They would reciprocate by hosting those same families when they visited the Kansas City area.