MARSHALL, Ill., — Fern M. Tohill, 97, of Marana, Ariz., formerly of Marshall, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Danilo Place at Tucson, Ariz. She was born April 10, 1916, at Chicago, the daughter of George “Frank” and Maude Callaway Barkley. She married Vernon C. Tohill, who preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 2003.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda (Oliver) Stidam of Marana; a son, Robert (Liza) Tohill of the Philippines; five grandchildren, Jesse, Amanda, Glenn, Elizabeth and Christina; 12 grandchildren; and a brother, Joseph Barkley of Paris. She also was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason.
She was a member of Marshall Wesleyan Church. She was formerly a beautician and for many years was a clerk at Caldwell’s 5 & 10 in Marshall.
Services in honor of her life will be 10:30 a.m. CST Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Pearce Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Deal officiating. Burial will be beside her husband in Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior services at the funeral home on Thursday. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences are being accepted at: