Anderson Funeral Home

1357 E. 2nd St., Franklin, OH


Clara M. Toney

June 25, 1934March 14, 2020

Clara M. Toney, age 85, of Dayton, OH; died Saturday March 14, 2020 at Hospice of Dayton. Clara was born in Ridgeville, OH on June 25, 1934 to the late Frank and Elsie (Ertel) Hill. Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Neil Toney and ten brothers and sisters. She is survived by two sons, Phillip and Tim Toney; her daughter, Tonya; four grandchildren, Terry and his family, Angel and her family, Josh and Julia. Funeral Services are 5pm Tuesday March 17, 2020 at Anderson Funeral Home 1357 E. 2nd St Franklin, OH. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 17, 2020


Clara M. Toney

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Stacey Toney

March 17, 2020

Grandma Clara was the only woman who ever intimated me, she was so strong and out spoken, that's what I loved most about her. Grandma never mixed words she said what she ment and she ment what she said. When she hugged you, well ya felt it in your soul. One of the best things about meeting Terry was I got adopted by grandma. I am going to miss her laugh and her cooking.. Her pork roast was the best.
Anybody that has been to her house knows about the clown tower, or the tower of terror to me. She knew I hated clowns and would tease me that when she was gone she would leave me those clowns... And then just laugh. I will miss her she was one of a kind.... ❤

Angel Moore

March 17, 2020

When I was younger, Gma Clara flew me to Texas to see my cousin and took us to the circus. She yelled at me the whole time because I was a hot mess of a child yet it was the best time of my life. Thank you always Grandma

Cassandra Toney

March 17, 2020

Grandma Toney always loved to play dice, we would all go to her house and everytime I would sit down and think"When are we gonna play dice" or "Hurry up I wanna play dice!" And when we did, we were all so competitive but Grandma always won, now I do remember dad and sissy wining a few times and I don't remember me winning once, I'd always be salty and say "You cheated!" When in fact I may have sometimes flipped a dice or two. When we left I would always hug Grandma tight and sometimes when I didn't hug tight enough she would say something along the lines of "come on now that wasn't a good hug" and she would make me hug her again.

I'll miss you grandma someday I hope we can play dice again.

Mary (Peggy) McGee (Cockerham)

March 16, 2020

I grew up in Clara's house practically. She was like an extra mom to me. We spoke a few times a year over the last 20 years, I will miss her and think of her often. We always loved each other and enjoyed laughing a lot. What a great lady she was. A little off color, she played a trick on me when I "became a woman". She said all she had were the old fashioned belts with the big long pads ya had to put through the belt. All weekend I wore those huge things. Joke was on me....

Terry Toney

March 16, 2020

Grandma, was always the strongest person I ever knew with the big heart.

One year in the early 80's I was into a new machine called a computer. I had thrown every clue in the world to my other Grandma and Grandpa Withiam. Radio Shack was a place you could find me at the mall. Where at the time Grandma worked at J.C Pennies and my mother also worked at a different store. I would get chased out of Radio shack playing with those ol Commodore 64's and Tandys.
I would tell Grandma how I set it up to change colors, and have it print my name on the screen. How they were so cool. I never really told her I wanted one cause Grandma Toney did not have much expendable money back then.
So I had the Withiam Christmas and Uncle Donald got one of those Tandy's and I thought my life was over, knowing that Donny had one and I did not.
I went to Grandma Toney's for Christmas later that night so upset. I sat there and told her all my woes and how I had to set it up for Donny and how I was so upset. Grandma sat there and consoled me and feed me some of the Cinnamon suger candies, I ate some fudge, maybe a bit of jelly roll and then we went over to a neighbors for some home made pizza. We probably played some UNO then went to bed.
The next day we ate again and did our Christmas. We always had a fun Christmas: dart guns, little pop up and wind up toys, clothes, underwear, sock, and things that you would use. Then there was one more present and it was mine. Well I opened it up quickly to find a TI 99 computer. I think I cried and hugged her so hard. Grandma had told one of the guys at J.C. Pennies about my love of these new machines, and he told her that they were expecting to get some in, so she got one.
I spent the next 3 years with that machine, typing away, playing games, and just enjoying every minute. It was my favorite present even to this day.
I have so many wonderful memories of our times together.
I miss you so much!

David Taylor

March 16, 2020

Some of my earliest and most frequent lifetime memories were of Clara. From Mansfield to Springboro to Carlisle I have countless memories of visiting her and the family for holidays and summer get togethers. I remember stuffed turkeys, Christmas trees and Monopoly, Slinkys and Silly Putty and puzzles . I remember her full of laughter and serious about cards. Clara…I loved your nature, your laugh, peanut brittle, Christmas cookies and thank you for all of these wonderful memories.

Walt Toney

March 16, 2020

Hello everyone
I can’t begin to remember all of the fun times I shared with Clara & Ron but I will share a couple.
One of those times involved Clara myself and the rest of our family and some home made fudge. The family was playing cards at the kitchen table Clara was making hot fudge and I was pestering her to hurry being an annoyance and was told to go set down multiple to make a long story short when I did
Finally set down you guessed it I sat right in the still liquid hot fudge. Clara burst out laughing making it humorous occasion instead of what I should have got.
Clara was forever up to any occasion hunting’, fishing, golf, bowling you name sh was ready and able.
Love You Clara I plan to see you in Heaven one day

John Taylor

March 15, 2020

Aunt Clara took me rabbit hunting once. I was the dog, she had me jumping up and down on wood piles and when a rabbit finally came out of one she missed 5 times with a shotgun. Looking back. I am not sure she missed. I think she hit just where she was aiming and just did not want to clean a rabbit.

Going to miss her.

Josh Thomas ⁰

March 15, 2020


Nic Delgado

March 15, 2020


My condolences. I hope and pray that you find comfort.


Nic Delgado