Anna Caroline (Keck) Tonnies, 88,of Maryville, Missouri died February 19, 2013, at Parkdale Manor.
Anna Caroline, who was known to her family and friends as Tolly, was born March 21, 1924 in Noel, Missouri to Charles Marian and Mable May (Marshall) Keck. She graduated from high school in 1941 in Pittsburg, Kansas and attended business school in Joplin, Missouri, where she met her future husband. Tolly and Robert Henderson Tonnies were married February 14, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri.
After WW II, Henderson went into business with Frank Culp in Skidmore, Missouri. The family moved to Maryville in 1945 and soon joined the First Baptist Church. Tolly was very active in her church. She served as a Sunday school a Bible school teacher and a member of the adult Sunday school group. She was the church treasurer for a number of years and acted in that capacity for the Laura Street Baptist Church when it was established. She was member of Eastern Star, The Mutual Improvement Circle, Soroptomists and was a Cub Scout leader.
Tolly worked as a bookkeeper for Culp Construction, J.C. Penney, Sears, Rush Printing and also worked as a Secretary for the Missouri National Guard.
She is survived by three children, Robert Henderson (Dana) Tonnies Jr., Charles Marshall (Nora) Tonnies and Anna Carolyn Tonnies; four grandchildren, Eric Henderson (Renee) Tonnies, Andrew Marshall and Ian David Tonnies and Jessica Lea (Josh Neff) Tonnies; three step grandchildren, Dwayne Joseph (Shally) Luzum, Dale John (Tamra) Luzum and Amanda Joy (Shawn) Barney; four great grandchildren and 11 step great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husband, parents, brother, Charles Leslie Keck, sister Mary Ester Ahrens, a grandson Mac Garrett Tonnies and a nephew Daniel Tilden Ahrens.
A 10:30 am Memorial service will be Monday, February 25, at Price Funeral Home, 120 East First Street, Maryville, Missouri. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Maryville, Missouri.