Frances Jean Toth - 81

8/18/1935 - 5/9/2017

Byron, Illinois

Byron – Frances Jean Toth, age 81, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving children. She was born Aug. 19, 1935 in Byron the daughter of Carl and Senzi (Gross) Boehm. She attended Whitaker Grade School and graduated from Byron High School in 1953. She married Joseph P. Toth on April 24, 1954 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Byron. He passed away in 2000. They met while both working for GTE. Fran also worked as the head baker for Byron School district for 25 years. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she sang in the choir, served on the funeral committee and was part of the Golden Agers. She enjoyed being with her family and cooking for them. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Joseph, sister Dorothy Staniszewski, and brother Robert Boehm. She is survived by her 5 children; Joan Toth (Brad Woletz) of Ellsworth, WI, Cathy (John) Olson of Rockford, Michael (Rachel) Toth of Stillman Valley, Joseph (Tonya) Toth, Jr. of Delaware, Ohio, and Carla (John) Byerley of Mt. Morris, IL. Grandchildren; Nicole Wood, Samantha Schmitz, James Andy Fortune, Stace Toth, Jade Toth, Paul Toth, Sophia Toth, Katelyn Byerley, Madisyn Byerley, Ava Toth, TJ Toth, Kelly Olson, Randy Olson, Steve Olson, Brady Olson, 8 Great Grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am, Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Byron with the Rev. Howard Barch officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Byron. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5-7 pm with a 7:00 pm Rosary service at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant St. Byron, IL. A memorial fund is established for the Serenity Hospice and Home or the Swedish American Cancer Center.


From 5-7 pm Friday, followed by a 7:00 pm Rosary Service at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Byron.


10:30 am, Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Byron.

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