Harriett J. Toney

December 20, 2023

Harriett J. Toney, 95, a longtime Frankfort resident, died December 20, 2023 at Mulberry Health, Mulberry, Ind.  She was born April 2, 1928 in Benton County, Ind. to Albert & Clara (Berstche) Ferguson.  She married Edward Toney on December 20, 1947 in Mulberry and he preceded her in death on October 4,1997.

Harriett was a 1947 graduate of Mulberry High School.  She had lived in Benton County, Mulberry and then Frankfort.  She was a cook/matron, working for the Community Schools of Frankfort for 16 years.  She also was a self-employed in the furniture upholster business.  Harriett was a member of the Woodside Christian Church since 1952 and played organ for the church since 1985. She was a Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts leader.  Her many memberships include; Clinton County Campers, State Campers Association and was the first woman president, Clinton County Property Management, Moose Lodge, Ladies Circle, and Paul Phillippe Center.  She was past president of; Woodside PTA, Clinton County AARP, and Woodside Home Ec. Extension & Quilt Guild.  Harriett loved to play cards.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 12 Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Phil Holdman will officiate. Burial will be in Fair Haven Cemetery, Mulberry. Memorial donations may be made to the Frankfort Salvation Army Food Bank, 300 W. Washington St., Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Daughters: Nina Barkley of Frankfort, Christine (Don) Baker of Frankfort, Cindy Miner of Frankfort, Julia Roberts of Tennessee, Daughters-in-law: Sandy Toney of Plymouth, Teresa Toney of Frankfort, Sisters: Lois Ann Maish of Mulberry, Wilma Scott of Mulberry, 13 Grandchildren, 29 Great-Grandchildren and 14 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

her husband, Edward, sons, Ray & Charles Toney, 3 grandchildren, Travis, Tonya and Dana, two brothers and a sister.


Leave your Condolences

23 Condolences for “Harriett J. Toney”

  1. Sadie Carter December 21, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss she was a great lady and I loved to be able to take care of her! If you guys need anything you can reach out and I’ll be here. I will miss her dearly and miss seeing you guys everyday. All love and prayers sent to you guys!

  2. Carol Downs December 21, 2023 at 5:49 pm

    I loved Harriett. She was so kind to me when my husband and I were teaching at Frankfort Jr High. She was a treasure to us and also to your family, I’m sure. I know her passing will be difficult in this season, but we also know she is with her Savior. Love and peace to you.

    • Cindy Miner January 2, 2024 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you Mrs. Downs, mom thought a lot of you and your husband. She loved seeing the both of you at the diner. She will be missed.

  3. Amanda Faulkner December 21, 2023 at 6:22 pm

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Harriett was such a sweet soul and I was glad that I was able to be there and help take care of her in her final days.

  4. Judy Porter December 21, 2023 at 7:28 pm

    Prayers to all of Harriett’s family. She was a very nice lady and will be missed. So many memories at the Toney reunion!
    Porter family and Virginia Thompson

  5. Carol Reents December 21, 2023 at 11:44 pm

    I got to know Harriett through Extension Homemakers. Then I assisted her in reupholstering an antique fainting couch that I had purchases at an auction. Harriet was a lovely and talented lady.

  6. Lori Snyder December 22, 2023 at 1:43 am

    Nina, Chris and Cindy,
    So sorry to hear of your moms passing. Prayers going up for you all.
    Love in Christ, Lori Snyder

  7. Jeff and Carol Coffman December 22, 2023 at 9:08 am

    Sending peace and love to Harriett’s family. She was a sweet and kind lady and will be missed by many.

  8. Anne & Greg McCune December 22, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Family of Harriett, prayers for all. Your Mom and Grandma was a great lady….kind and gentle! I, for one, am glad that I got to know her! She will be missed. Hold onto the memories!

  9. Tara Evans December 22, 2023 at 12:44 pm

    Nina I am so sorry to hear this about your mother. She was a beautiful lady. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Sandie Payne December 22, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    Steve, I am so sorry to hear about your Grandmother. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Just know that she is in a Happy place now.

  11. Rick & Tanny Irwin December 23, 2023 at 8:57 am

    So sorry for your loss! Harriett was a very sweet lady. Hugs and prayers to the family!!

  12. Teresa (Hackerd) Parrett December 23, 2023 at 10:39 am

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing . Praying God provides comfort with the knowledge that she is residing in his presence now.

  13. Denise Scofield December 23, 2023 at 6:56 pm

    Nina and family! I am so sorry to hear this. She was a quilt lover and very creative. I always enjoyed talking to her about quilting. Prayers!

  14. Kathy Blanch December 24, 2023 at 3:30 pm

    Nina and family, so very sorry on the loss of your dear mother. Thinking of you.

  15. Sandra Toney December 24, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    Harriett Toney wasn’t only my mother-in-law, she was my friend. We both loved her son/my husband, Ray Toney, who passed away three years ago. His death took a big piece of both of our hearts. I knew Harriett for over 30 years since I had been married to Ray that long. She raised a kind, gentle soul of a man who was unfortunate in life with all his illnesses. Since 2011, I started calling Harriett nearly every day to let her know how Ray was doing. She was my lifeline to him after he died with all the stories of his growing up and I learned things I never knew. Yesterday, something trivial happened and I thought, “I should call Harriett and tell her.” But then I remembered I can’t call her anymore. Hopefully, she is with Ray because she loved him dearly (and I think she loved me, too, because I took such good care of him all those years). I hope she isn’t suffering anymore and can play cards and sew quilts and have the life she once had before she got sick. I’ll miss you, Harriett. Love, Sandy

  16. Jenny Smith December 25, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    Cindy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I really liked your mom. She was such a sweet lady.

  17. Carol & Greg Scott December 25, 2023 at 5:12 pm

    So sorry to hear of Harriet’s passing. She was a special lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Greg and Carol Scott

  18. Carolyn Smith December 27, 2023 at 7:11 am

    I agree with what everyone else has said about Harriett. She sponsored one of the projects at the county fair. Every year I went to collect the money, she was so kind and liked to visit. Prayers to the family.

  19. Jane December 27, 2023 at 2:54 pm

    So sorry Cindy & family, she was the nicest person. She’ll be missed by many.

  20. Exie Pence December 28, 2023 at 7:56 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I first met Harriett at card club. She was a fun person too. I know Nina and Chris through FM. Prayers for your family.

  21. Susan Alexander December 28, 2023 at 5:53 pm

    Oh Harriet. You were so loved by so many! You have a special place in my heart!! Condolences from Susan and Vern

  22. Sue Stockberger December 29, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    Cindy, we are so sorry for your loss. Harriett was a very sweet lady, we still miss seeing her at the hospital ( for your lunches) …. Our prayers are with your family…the girls in the kitchen.

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