Connie M. Tolson, 86

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Connie M. Tolson, 86, died Monday, March 28, 2022, at Blossom Nursing and Rehab.

Born Sept. 24, 1935, in Salem, she was the daughter of Howard S. and Hazel (Burt) Gillett.

Connie was a 1953 graduate of Salem High School. She was a medical receptionist at Bacon Cibula Clinic and Dr. John Madison.

Connie enjoyed reading, traveling, bowling, playing softball, going to casinos and spending time with her family. One of her other joys was watching the Cleveland Indians.

She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Jim (Mary) Tolson and John (Gail) Tolson, both of Salem; one sister, Ruth (Dwaine) Stanley of Easley, SC; sister-in- law, Judy Lafferty of Salineville; three grandchildren, Michael Tolson, Michelle (Al) Conner, and John (Meagan) Tolson: and seven great grandchildren, Christian, Jacob, Jayna, Guage, Dannica, Jonas and Dorian.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L. Tolson, whom she married Aug. 14, 1955; two sisters, Joyce and Elaine; and granddaughter, Tami.

A funeral service will be held Monday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at Stark Memorial with Pastor Karen Upson officiating. Friends and family will be received one hour prior to service on Monday. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alliance Hospice, 2461 W. State St., Suite E, Alliance, OH 44601.

If unable to attend, you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at

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