November 15, 2012


OCT. 15, 1949 — NOV. 10, 2012

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — John Tolles, 63, of Chillicothe, Ohio and formerly of Oskaloosa passed away suddenly Saturday, November 10, 2012, in Chillicothe.  Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Old Rose Hill Cemetery with Reverend John Allard of the First Pentecostal Church officiating.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday at Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel.  A procession will form at 10 a.m. to proceed to the cemetery.  Memorials may be made in his name.

John Clyde Tolles, son of Floyd and Ann Gerard Tolles, was born, Oct. 15, 1949, in Oskaloosa. John attended Oskaloosa High School. In his early 20s, he moved to Kansas City where he lived for a few years before returning to Oskaloosa. In 1976, John moved to Chillicothe, Ohio, where he continued his career as cook. He was working at a Red Lobster Restaurant at the time of his death. John enjoyed spending time with his family as well as fishing, playing and watching golf and watching football, he was an avid Cleveland Browns fan. He enjoyed music, mainly Elvis and the Beatles music and he also collected Elvis and Beatles memorabilia.

His family includes a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Richard Iseton, of University Park; a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Loretta Tolles, of Rose Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin sister, Connie Sue Tolles, who died at birth; and two brothers, Gary and Junior “Floyd” Tolles.

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