Tom Tholl

L. Thomas “Tom” Tholl, 63, Raytown, Missouri passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2015.  A visitation will be held 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Friday, December 11, 2015 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri.  A mass will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Raytown, Missouri.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas City Elks Lodge No. 26.

Tom was born August 26, 1952 in Kansas City, Missouri and spent his entire life in the area.  He graduated from Archbishop O’Hara High School in 1970 and received a basketball scholarship to Penn Valley Community College.  Tom spent his career in the electrical wholesale industry in the Kansas City area.  He was past Exalted Ruler of the Kansas City Elks Lodge No. 26.  Tom loved the Royals and was an avid sports fan.

Tom was preceded in death by: mother, Eileen Tholl.  Survivors include; wife of 19 years, Gloria Tholl, of the home; son & daughter in law Stephen & Kimberly Tholl, Overland Park, Kansas; father & his wife Lawrence & Theresa Tholl, Kansas City, Missouri; sister & brother in law, Kathy & John MacDonald, Kansas City, Missouri; and Terri & David Schorr, Grain Valley, Missouri; stepchildren, Larry Beets Jr, Jason Beets and Tammy Mitchell; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


  1. Kathy Cook on December 9, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Gloria – so sorry to about Tom. You and your family are in our prayers. Larry & Kathy Cook

  2. Karen Fitzpatrick on December 9, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Gloria, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed.

  3. Jason Beets on December 9, 2015 at 11:48 am


  4. Vickie Brandt on December 9, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Sorry for your loss Gloria, thinking of you in this difficult time.

  5. Becky Herrell on December 9, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Deepest sympathy to the entire family. Sending god’s love and blessings for peace and comfort during this difficult time!!

  6. Laura Sharp on December 9, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Glo, and your family. May God’s shining light see you through the difficult days ahead. Much love to you.
    Danny & Laura Sharp

  7. Sha'rri on December 9, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing! Praying for Gloria and family.

  8. JANICE FACKLAM on December 9, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Watching someone suffer is so hard. Losing them is even harder. Thank God he heals our pain with good memories and the knowledge our loved one is at peace. Gloria praying that this healing comes for you quickly. I am so sorry for your loss.

  9. Ellen Houchen on December 9, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    So sorry for your loss Gloria. My prayers are will you and your family

  10. tim ring on December 9, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about TOO TALL. Tom and I go back a long ways. Best first baseman I ever had the pleasure to play ball with. I wish I would of took the time to see him more then I did. I regret that. I will miss him.

  11. Peggy Shipman Nudo on December 9, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Rest in Peace cousin. May your family be comforted by their memories til we are all reunited in Heaven. Sending prayers.
    Peggy Shipman Nudo

  12. Kathleen Shipman Harrington on December 9, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Deepest sympathy to Uncle Larry, Kathy and Terri and the whole family. Our prayers are with you,

  13. Ozzy & Susan Osborn on December 10, 2015 at 8:49 am

    “Too Tall” was a good friend to us over many phases of our lives and will truly be missed. There were many good times shared over Royals and Chiefs games, as well as many trials throughout the years, but one thing was never doubted-Tom and Gloria truly loved each other, no matter what came their way. We hope Gloria and her family can take comfort in knowing that he is no longer suffering and struggling any more. You are in our prayers and hearts during this difficult time. Much love, Ozzy & Susan

  14. Mary Beth Kirby on December 10, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about “Too Tall.” I’ve been gone from the city for almost 10 years and hadn’t even heard he was sick. God bless you Gloria and prayers and comfort to you and the family.

  15. Bernie & Rosie Tholl on December 11, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Just so sorry and sad for the family’s loss. Our hearts and prayers are with all of his family at this time. We can’t be there for the services, but we’ll be there in spirit and certainly thinking of all of you. Love to you all.

  16. Hadier on December 25, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Hi Maria it seems everywhere there is some dtassier happening and my thoughts were with everyone in Japan too as here in New Zealand we recently had our own dtassier an earthquake in our beautiful city of Christchurch where many lives were lost and many buildings destroyed…they are only buildings but when you are a small country like ours historic buildings are few and far between and we don’t like to see them lost to us……and the Japanese were some of the people who came from all around the world to help us and also for the media coverage… of course now they have had to rush home to their own…..i also understand that we had an english teaching school there and many lost were these japanese students…..such loss everywhere is hard to bear….and in our small country we are all grieving for people known and unknown as everyone knows someone somewhere….really the world reaches out and touches us all no matter where we live and we all feel for people unknown because we are compassionate human beings and understand life and death and what it means to all of us as mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, uncles and auntys, and cousins….we all treasure what we have as a family…..It was interesting to learn that you lived in Japan for awhile….ripples travel the world!!!

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