Stella Fay Toloso

June 20, 1920 – August 26, 2010

Stella Fay Toloso, 90, of Richmond, Mo., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 26, 2010 at Shirkey Nursing and Rehab Center in Richmond, surrounded by her loving daughters.

Stella was born in Orrick, Mo., on June 20, 1920 to Walter O. Clemmons and Mary Caroline (Hufford) Clemmons Richardson. She was a lifelong Ray County resident.

Stella was a homemaker and a great wife, mother and grandmother. She also had worked as a nurses aide for the Ray County Memorial Hospital for ten years. She also had been a representative for Avon and Amway products. Stella was a member of the Camden Baptist Church, where she also taught Sunday school. She was a 4-H leader and was a member of the MU Extension Club.

She had a passion for fishing and loved to go often. She was proud of her family and loved every minute she spent with her daughters and their children .

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James Henry Toloso on September 26, 1980, her brothers, Sammy Richardson, Bobby Richardson and Gene Richardson, and a great grandson, Chad Triplett, who died in infancy.

She is survived by her daughters, Madonna “Donna” Gann of Richmond, Mo., Barbara Schloman of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Ann Salanky and husband, Joe, of St. Joseph, Mo.; and a half sister, Mae Dean Creason of Excelsior Springs, Mo.

The family will greet friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick.

A Celebration of Stella’s life will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel with Chaplain Mary Stanford of Vitas Hospice officiating. Burial will follow in Craven Cemetery near Camden, Mo.

Memorial contributions are suggested in her memory to Vitas Hospice, 4041 South Lynn Court Drive, Suite 300, Independence, MO. 64055


Aunt Stella’s laugh is echoing in my mind. My prayers are with you all.
Ann Benefield

Ann & Joe, please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. May she rest in peace. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Micki & David Schussler

Sorry to hear about your mother. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Jane (Thomas) Ogle

I will cherish her smile always, and am so thankful for the trip Ann and I made to Richmond and the time we spent sitting out in the yard with Aunt Stella.
Wylie Toloso

Sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Robb and Leeann Yarnell

Dear Madonna, the comfort and care you gave your mom was such a great blessing for you both. Your big heart and very special love will give you peace with your loss. Love from the lake.
Babe & Ed Booth