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Memorial Park Funeral Home & Memorial Park Cemetery

6969 East Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX

OBITUARY

Konetta Pauline Tooley

April 14, 1954July 16, 2020

Konetta was born on April 14th 1954 in Amarillo,Texas to Henry and Juanita Pace. She passed away July 16th, 2020 at 66 years old in Amarillo. Konetta lived in Amarillo all of her life, she graduated from Palo Duro High in 1972. She was a vivacious and humorous character all of her life; strongly opinionated and always carried a wicked smart sense of humor of which she never let go. She married to Rick Tooley briefly in 1973-74 and had a son- Jere Paul. Known for her sometimes chaotic and restless demeanor, she traveled, saw many sights, loved Las Vegas, partied like a goddess, and above all was an amazing mother and friend. She was also her mother’s main care taker until she died in 1985. She was the lead waitress or bartender in several establishments from the 70’s to the 90’s. She had a zillion friends and people that loved her. Among her oldest friends were Vonnie, Donna and Wanda. In the early 2000’s she began to work for what is now the Haven House – a rehabilitation center for women suffering drug and alcohol addiction, abuse, and other challenging circumstances. She counseled and helped so many in her 13 years there. She retired in 2018 with many new friends from that world. Versed in politics and current events, although her health was declining over the last 15 or so years, she always kept her mind sharp with trivia and game shows and she was always looking things up online that she didn’t know before. She was a Trivia Crack fanatic and showed in global rankings having correctly answered over 462,000 questions! Konetta will be sorely missed by her son and his girlfriend Kat and many, many of his friends that she always claimed as her own kids. The family suggests any donations being generously made to assist the animal charity of your choice.

She is preceded in death by her Mother Juanita Pace, Father Henry Pace, 8 siblings: Vickie Jack Pace, Oscar Pace, Randall Pace, Val May McDonald, David Pace, Kenneth Pace, Lucille Santos, Henry Pace Jr.

Konetta is survived by her son, Jere Paul “Loudmouth” Tooley, Brother Sammie Pace, Sister Juanita Boggs and many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

Memories

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Jackie Smith

July 22, 2020

Konetta and Vonnie were part of our Olsen Park Baptist gang...so much fun! She always had a smile & was a good friend! RIP Konetta 😎

Laura Westenhaver

July 22, 2020

Konetta was a big influence to me and my recovery. She was very dear to me. I looked forward to seeing her every weekend at Haven House and I made sure she got breakfast delivered to her desk every Saturday and Sunday morning she worked. She meant so much to all of us. She had the best sense of humor and I learned so much from her. I will never forget her.

Jere Tooley

July 20, 2020

What can I say, mama? It always been me and you. You've taken care of me with a mother's heart always, and I did my best to take care of you.
Our last words to each other were "I Love you" and that is a gift I will have until I can see you again. Please don't worry about me any more, cause Im gonna be ok. I know you are, too.

I love you mama.
Jere

vonnie johnston

July 19, 2020

I remember when we were 12 years old.
We met in the neighborhood on Fairfield,and thats when we became best friends for life.
Those memories we share will never be forgotten
Till we meet again. I love you Vonnie

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