Elizabeth Toye

Elizabeth Toye, 92, of Paxton died at 9:42 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

There will be no services at this time.

Baier Family Funeral Services, Paxton, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Toye was born March 21, 1926, in rural Oakley, a daughter of Eddie and Ethel Litz Lutes. She married Thomas Cornwall, and he preceded her in death. She later married James R. Toye, who preceded her in death in 1992.

She is survived by two daughters, Gretchen (Keith) Bisplinghoff of DeKalb and Carol Goin of Rankin; one grandson, Daniel Bisplinghoff; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward (Mary Ann) Lutes of Decatur; and a niece and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Christopher Bisplinghoff; one brother, Robert Lutes; a son-in-law, Don Goin; and a sister-in-law, Helen Lutes.

Mrs. Toye spent her childhood in Cerro Gordo and graduated from Cerro Gordo High School. She was an insurance manager for 20 years at George Carragher and H.R. Breese. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Champaign, where she was a past officer and vice president of the Christian Women’s Club. She enjoyed participating in the annual CWC style show, which was the highlight of her year.

Mrs. Toye loved vintage fashion and jewelry, of which she had a vast collection. She bowled well into her 80s and had been a past president of her bowling league. She collected elephants, eggs and angel figurines. She loved her dogs and was an avid reader.

Memorials may be made to Champaign County Humane Society or First United Methodist Church of Champaign.

Condolences may be offered at baierfuneralservices.com.

Obituaries Calendar