Ollie Mae Toomey, 72, of Laurel, Del., and formerly of Sparta, Tenn., passed away at home, in the care of her family, on Monday, May 7, 2018. She was born Oct. 23, 1945, to the late Herman and Mary Conley Dilldine in Sparta, Tenn.
She married Walter F. Toomey and raised four daughters. He preceded her in death in 2013, after 52 years of marriage.
Toomey retired from Townsend’s after serving on the vaccination crew. She loved watching “her stories” on TV and was a homebody. She loved to spend time with her family, but was definitely in charge of directing the cooking, was strong willed and “a real pistol.” All of it was in love, as she was devoted to her family, as well as her beloved dog, Rusty.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Ann “Kat” Toomey and her companion, Jerry Miller Sr., of Laurel, Del., Ethel Mae “Ducky” Mitchell of Millsboro, Lori “Boney” Hensley and her husband, Lonnie, of Laurel, and Theresa Jenkins and her husband Paul Jenkins Sr., of Georgetown, Del.; two sisters, Peggy Klumb of Archdale, N.C., and Treva Johnson of Franklinville, N.C.; three brothers, Carl Dilldine of Ashboro, N.C., Charles Earl Dilldine of Archdale and Harold Jean Dilldine of Archdale; eight grandchildren, Terry W. Toomey, Jerry W. Miller Jr., Carrie L. Toomey, Tracey M. Toomey, Misty L. Toomey, Mellisa A. Toomey, Paul A Jenkins Jr. and Mindy S. Jenkins; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Interment and arrangements were to be private. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.