Viginia "Ginnie" Toone
February 19, 1932 - August 6, 2022
Ginnie Toone died August 6th under hospice care in Excelsior Springs. She graduated valedictorian from Carrollton High School in 1949 and attended Sweet Briar College in Lynchburg, Va., where she majored in physics and graduated in 1953. She began her professional career as an electronics engineer at Sigma Instruments in South Braintree, Mass. After two decades, she moved to Stoddard, N.H., to set up a stained glass studio with her late husband, Russell Toone. When he developed cancer, they moved to Kansas City; she worked for Western Electric in Lee’s Summit. After he died, she moved to St. Louis to continue her engineering career. Twenty-five years ago, she returned to Carrollton and pursued weaving, fabric dyeing and baking. She was widely traveled. She was a member of the boards of the Carrollton Library and Oak Hill Cemetery, where her mother, Ida Virginia von Sandmeyer Hudson and brother, John H. Hudson Jr. are buried, as are her father, John H. Hudson and step-mother, Katharine Catron Hudson.
Ginnie was a long term member of our guild and we will miss her many comments at our meetings.
Ginnie is pictured at our 2018 annual Dye Day. Pictured below is a photo of Mary Cook, our 102 year old member. She is still with us.
Here are five of our guild members participating at the Chautauqua in the Park event that was held in Chillicothe, MO on September 9th and 10th. They are from the left:
Vickie Raynes, Deb Bowers, Carol Gorham, Jan Cain and Jeff Reynolds.