Lori Ann Lindsay Tolbert

April 10, 1968October 27, 2012
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Lori Ann Lindsay Tolbert, 44, of Elkhart, died following a two year battle with inflammatory breast cancer on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ankeny Funeral Home with burial to follow at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. The daughter of Norman and Marjorie Summers Lindsay, Lori was born on April 10, 1968 in Waltham, Mass. She graduated from Channel Islands High School in Oxnard, Calif. in 1986 and furthered her education at Oxnard College and received a bachelor’s degree in business from Upper Iowa University in 2010. She was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. Lori worked for the Ankeny School District as an accounting clerk. Always wanting to keep her mind busy, Lori enjoyed reading, knitting, sewing and game shows. Lori also collected snow men and enjoyed camping and old movies. The love of her life was her daughter, Sara. Lori is survived by her daughter, Sara, of Elkhart; siblings Judith (William) Johnston of Green Valley, Calif., William Lindo of Austin, TX, Debra (Aldei) LeBlanc of Southbridge, Mass., Donna (Robert) Wasson of Lynn, Mass., Lisa (Zach) Douglas of Ankeny, Tina (James) Conwell of Princeton, MO, Terri (Steven) Keasey of Alleman and Sherri (Justen) Wilson of Elkhart; many nieces and nephews and her dogs, Brody and Starr. Lori was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Michael Lindo and a sister, Nancy Corley. As a show of sympathy, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Sara Tolbert Education Fund C/O Veridian Credit Union in Ankeny. On-line condolences may be left at


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 30, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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January 20, 2013

Geting ready for the end of football season.... which means lots of good food and fun!!! Miss you soooo much!!! Trying to hang on to the memories !!!! Xoxo

November 3, 2012


Kathy Magallanes

November 2, 2012

Lori you will be missed and will always be in our thought and prayers.

Trulene (Tolbert) Rutherford

November 1, 2012

My heart is just broken for my little Sara. There are no words to adequately say the right thing here, except that I love and care about you so much.
You are such a lovely, beautiful person Sara. A wonderful tribute and legacy to your momma's name. I only wish we ( Lori and I) had lived close enough to know each other.
"Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke and put it on you, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit; and you will find rest. For the yoke I will give you is easy and the load I will put on you is light." Matthew 11:28-30
Sara, I hope you know just how special you are to us and always have you and your family in my prayers.
All my love

Julie Stoneburner

October 31, 2012

Lori was such a special person and I'm going to miss talking with her, she was always so happy and positive. My heart is with her family.

Sue Stevens

October 31, 2012

Rest in peace Lori, your kindness always made me smile......God Speed!

Todd & Lisa

October 30, 2012

Sending our Love and Blessings to all.

Love to you BFF!!

Todd and Lisa

Carlene Tolbert

October 30, 2012

I appreciated & loved,Lori, for letting ,Sara, be a part of our lives. I will miss her. Aunt Carlene Tolbert

Remick Tolbert

October 30, 2012

We will miss you, Lori.
Remick,Ramona & Rebecca Tolbert

Pat Graham

October 30, 2012

Although I didn't know Lori, I know how much she meant to you. It is apparent how much you loved Lori and how blessed you were to have her for such a wonderful sister. Wish I had known her. My heart goes out to you and I hope you will find comfort and peace. All my love to all of you.