Lavena LeGate Toon, longtime Ponca City resident, died Friday evening, March 10, 2017, at her home. She was 87.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 17, at 2 p.m. at Sunset Baptist Church with Matt Brown, pastor, residing. Burial will follow in Ponca City IOOF Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.
Lavena was born on April 10, 1929, in Covington the daughter of Beverly Samuel LeGate and Flora M. Farrar LeGate. She was united in marriage to Ben D. Toon on April 12, 1947 in Guthrie, where they made their first home. While they lived in Guthrie, both of their sons, Ben “Darryl” and Richard Leon, were born. They moved to Ponca City in 1966 and she went to work for Conoco as an accounting clerk. They continued to make Ponca City their home. Ben worked for National Life and Accident Insurance Company for a number of years and after his retirement opened his own independent agency unit his death on March 20, 1984.
She was a very active member of Sunset Baptist Church. She served as a guide at the Marland Mansion and was a member of the Desk and Derrick Club. She was also a children’s Librarian at the Ponca City Library.
She enjoyed reading, crocheting, swimming and exercising at the Conoco Pool. But most importantly she enjoyed her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ben; one son, Richard Leon Toon and two brothers, Beverly Samuel Legate and Everett Legate.
Survivors include her son, Darryl Toon and his wife Terri Garrity Toon; granddaughter, Michele Coonce and husband Johnny Coonce, of Commerce City, Colo.; grandson, Jeremy Toon, his partner Lisa Norton and her daughter Jenna, of Seneca, Mo.; great-granddaughter, Harley Jo Coonce; great-grandsons, Chase Coonce and Jason Coonce; step-granddaughter, Marlana Garrity and husband Russell Aburto, Waco, Texas and step-great-grandsons, Kobe, Brendan and Ty.
Casket bearers will be Jeremy Toon, Johnny Coonce, Chase Coonce, Jason Coonce, Drew Crisswell and Jeremy Kimbrell.
Online condolences may be to www.gracememorialchapel.net.