Beryl Toof - June 22, 2012Beryl Toof, 82, of Columbus, died Friday, June 22, 2012 at her home in Columbus.
Beryl was born Oct. 23, 1929 in LeMars, Iowa to Lorenz and Mayme (Kain) Bamberg. She received her early education in LeMars before moving to Columbus in 1944. She graduated from St. Bonaventure High in 1947.
Beryl married Richard Toof on Oct. 16, 1950, in Columbus. Along with raising her family she worked at Kelly Jewelry for 25 years. She was a dedicated member of St. Bonaventure Church, Catholic Daughters of America and St. Bonaventure Guild. She served as an E.M.E. and held an hour of perpetual adoration for many years. Beryl volunteered at Birthright and worked as a precinct worker.
She enjoyed crossword puzzles, knitting, crocheting, crafts and was an avid reader and a member of the Golden Debs Club. Beryl loved her family and enjoyed being with them and her friends.
Beryl is survived by: Husband Richard Toof of Columbus; daughter Mary Ann Smith of Columbus; son Rev. Dan Toof of Monroe, Ga.; son John Toof of Bellingham, Wash.; son Lawrence Toof of Lincoln; daughter ReBecca (Bill) Allen of Aurora; granddaughters Meg Smith and Rachel Smith of Kansas City, Mo. and grandsons Benjamin Allen of Aurora and Joseph Toof of Bellingham, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Matthew, Francis and Tony and sister Arlene.
Memorials may be directed to St. Bonaventure Church or Scotus High School. Visit www.mckownfuneralhome.com to offer condolences.