Phyllis Ann Toler

Phyllis Ann Toler (Barr) died on June 6, 2021 at her home in Ballwin Missouri at the age of 86.  She was born in Miamisburg Ohio on July 9, 1934 to Bernard and Mary Elizabeth Barr who preceded her in death,  as did a brother, Bruce Barr,  She is survived by  Nina Hacker a sister of Trenton Ohio.  Phyllis married Richard Toler, her husband of 63 years, in 1957 in Gratis Ohio. 

Phyllis will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Richard Toler, her children Rick Toler (Diane) of Georgia and Teri Toler of Missouri.  She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren David, Michael (Alison), Elinor, and Anna.

Phyllis had many interests over the course of her life.  She took coursework in library science through Miami University in Ohio and then volunteered in the school libraries of her children and grandchildren.  She became interested in gymnastics and pursued both judging and coaching girls’ competitive gymnastics.  She was an avid traveler and genealogist and loved researching her family history.   She enjoyed handcrafts and was an expert knitter.   However, above all, she loved spending time with her family and friends.

Instead of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice through the Mercy Foundation in Phyllis’s honor.  The family plans to hold a celebration of life later.


  1. James More;land on June 27, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Phyliss was a special cousin that cared for me as a new born, we shared a lasting bond. She had a dear heart of gold that was so very caring. May I add , she worked so hard on our family history. Her caring soul has carried her to a much better place, our family wlll hopefully all have a large reunion once again.

  2. Ann Ovel on June 28, 2021 at 9:39 am

    I concur what Jim said. She also cared for me, Charlie and Rich when we were small. She’s always been a caring person with a great smile to go along with it. I will miss talking and seeing her. To Dick, Rick and Terri—-take time to grieve, but always remember the good times and talk to each other about her. Love, Ann

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