Beloved Wife, Mother, Sister, Daughter, Aunt and Friend. Bennie Sue Tolley nee Tanner was born Friday, September 4, 1942, at East Prairie, Mo., a daughter of George Tanner (deceased) and Chessie (Williams) Tanner Wallace (deceased). Sister, Marilyn Flynn Singer also deceased. She departed this life Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at the Barnes-Jewish Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo., at the age of 60 years, 6 months and 14 days. Bennie Sue was a Registered Nurse and worked at St. Mary's and also worked with Hospice Care. She was a member of American Dairy Goat Association, Missouri Caged Bird Breeders and member of African Love Bird Society. Among those who remain to mourn her passing are her husband John Fred Tolley of Steelville, Mo.; two sons, George Petty of Longview, Texas and Randy Petty of Steelville, Mo.; two daughters, Joyce Hippe and husband Bob of Fenton and Kelly Petty of St. Louis, Mo.; two step-sons, Terry Tolley and wife Ann of St. Peters, Mo. and Tim Tolley and wife Teresa of St. Louis, Mo.; one step-daughter, Stacy Tolley of Austin, Texas; a special niece, who was like a daughter, Shirley Falls and husband Norman of Eureka, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
The 23rd Psalm The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name' sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: For thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.