Anna J. Tolman

Anna J. Tolman, 96, of Gowanda passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at her home. She was born May 4, 1922 in Collins Center, the daughter of the late Leo and Angela (Hamman) Johengen.

On July 26, 1944, she married Donald Tolman, who predeceased her on July 26, 2012.

Mrs. Tolman and her husband ran the family dairy farm on Zoar Road for many years. She also worked as a secretary for many area insurance agencies, and had worked at the Gowanda Pennysaver.

She was a member of the Home Bureau, Pinochle Club and charter member of the Gowanda Historical Society. She also was a Girl Scout Leader and Cub Scout Den Mother.

Mrs Tolman is survived by a son, John (Cheryl Becker) Tolman of Gowanda; twin daughters, Barbara Ann Clancey and Martha (Steven) Wheeler, both of Dundee, NY; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her loving husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Ester Lieker.

Private family services will be held. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Gowanda Ambulance Service or Gowanda Historical Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 105 East Main Street in Gowanda.

Obituary from the Observer

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