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Bill Tooley

Jun 2nd, 1932 - Mar 31st, 2024

Funeral Ceremony: 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Interment: Dillman Cemetery, Sailor Springs

Visitation: 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home


      William “Bill” E. Tooley, age 91, of Flora, Illinois, passed away early Sunday morning, March 31, 2024, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana.

      He was born June 2, 1932, in Sailor Springs.  He was united in marriage to Sara Ruger on May 16, 1959, in Flora, and together they have shared 64 wedding anniversaries. 

      Bill was a faithful member of First Church of God in Flora where he was baptized and contributed his time to several church committees.  He farmed throughout his life on the ground that had been passed down through his family.  He, Sara, and Pam had traveled throughout the U.S. with many memorable trips including to the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, and Yosemite National Park.  He also enjoyed camping, especially spending time at Kuhl’s campground, and fishing, and watching St. Louis Cardinal baseball.

      He is survived by his wife: Sara Tooley of Flora; 2 daughters: Brenda (Brian) Streif of Louisville and Pamela Tooley of Flora; granddaughters: Shannon Streif (Mike) of Thornton, Colorado, Victoria Streif-Keele (Grant) of Flora, and Jennifer Streif of Effingham; 2 great-grandsons: Kamden and Ryker Keele; a brother-in-law: Richard Ruger (Johnalee) of Collinsville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

      He was preceded in death by his mother: Grace Marie (Tooley) Busby; siblings: Margie Durre, Wanda Busby, Wilma Busby, and Willis Busby; father and mother-in-law: Roy and Georgie Ruger; and 6 brothers and sisters-in-law.

      A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Dillman Cemetery, Sailor Springs.  A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to First Church of God, March of Dimes, or the Wounded Warrior Project, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:



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Shannon Talbert (Turner-Hays) And Family

March 31st

We are so very sorry for your loss! Love And Prayers For All The Family!!!

Linda Martin

April 1st

Sara and Family: I’m very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. May you feel God’s peace and love as you deal with your loss. You’re in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. RIP Bill❣️

Leon & Glenda Sharp

April 1st

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Paul and Jo Ann Rose

April 1st

Sara, Girls and family So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace for you at this time.

Susan/Jim Allison

April 1st

Our condolences to Brenda and all of Bill’s family.

Annetta Brooks

April 1st

Brenda and Pam, So sorry for your loss. May God grant you comfort in this time of sorrow.

Judy Lusk

April 1st

I am sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to all of your family. Prayers for comfort and peace as you go through these difficult days ahead.

April 2nd

Brenda, so sorry for the passing of your dad. Prayers for peace and comfort to you, Sara, Pam and family members.

Jim Keck

April 2nd

Sara - I’m sorry I couldn’t be there, but I am unable to travel. I am thinking about you and wish you all the best in this difficult time.

Brent & Marie Headlee

April 2nd

We are so very sorry for your loss Sara, Brenda and Pam. Bill was one of the kindness men that there ever was. We will miss him terribly. May you find comfort in your memories.

Jim and Aleta Tackitt

April 2nd

We are sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort at this difficult time.

Monte & Nancy Bible

April 2nd

Our thoughts and prayers to all in the family.

Sharon Elaine Rinehart

April 3rd

Brenda and family So very sorry for your loss. Treasure your memories.

Kevin and Theresa Brown

April 3rd

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May you find comfort and peace in happy memories.

Trudy J Zimmerman Stanford

April 4th

Sara and Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. What a great man he was. Praying for you.



Shannon Talbert (Turner) & Family
Brenda Bullard
Walt and Doloris Brewer
Diana & Greg Rutland
David Eastin & Family
Nancy Weidner
Gary and Sherrie Kittle
Clara Booth
Larry Frost
Gary & Debbie Perry
Don and Mary Smith
Steve and Nancy Mink
Norman and Shirley Fry Workman
Teresa Stanley
Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
Jim and Linda Grove
Sammie Wickiser
Linda Martin
Debbie King Casell
Chad & Elizabeth Bayles
Sam Bailey
David Bryden
Michael Murbarger
Ron and Mary Anne Ayers
Larry & Deanna Allison
Leon & Glenda Sharp
Carl & Dana Zimmerman
Paul and Jo Ann Rose
Kathy"Gertie" Griffith
Dennis and Candace Goodman
Mark &Karen Jones
Rita Weidner
Joe and Sue Martin
Vickie Simpson
Casey &Debra Eastin
June Payne
Mark Dunnigan
Susan/Jim Allison
Norman Philli[ps
Annetta Brooks
Cheri Laughlin Wildbur
Carl colclasure
Judy Lusk
Esther Walker
John & Marla Corry
Sarah Hayes
Phil Henson
Jacob, Angelina, Trevin and Trinity Hemrich
Kevin and Theresa Brown and Family
Steve & Carol Oestreich
Ronda Bezroukoff
Sheldon & June Smith
Alan & Charlotte Hickox
Tim & Jana Tolliver
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Lowell & Brenda K Showalters
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Bob and MaryJane Dodge
FHS Class of 1980
Brandon and Jamie Hoyt
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Jim Fry
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Jane Janes
Misty & Sam Garrett
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
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Peggy Coble
Loy and June Stanley
Bruce & Nannette Richards
Mike and Sharon Gray
Cheryl Sharp Brian
Ron and Jeannie Kincaid
Monte & Nancy Bible
Gary Lehman and family
Mike Krutsinger
Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers
Sharon Rinehart
Linda Dulaney Lewis and Family
Mike & Karen Pickel
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Gale and Ann Bryan
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