Frances Amelia Stringfield Toney

Published 10:07 pm Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Frances Amelia Stringfield Toney, 82, a resident of Baton Rouge, died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Haven Assisted Living Center.

She was born on Dec. 12, 1931, and was a native and former longtime resident of Franklinton before she moved in 2007 to be with her family in Baton Rouge. She was previously an active member of Centenary Methodist Church, and was a member of the adult choir and director of the youth choir. She enjoyed gardening and feeding the birds in her yard, and also loved the many family vacations through the years.

She had retired in 1997 as the director for the Office of State Uniform Payroll with the Louisiana State Division of Administration in Baton Rouge. Prior to working for the state she worked at Washington Bank in Franklinton from 1953-1970, during which time she graduated from the School of Banking of the South at LSU in Baton Rouge, class of 1966. She also worked at Parish National Bank in Franklinton for a short time prior to her career with the state.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Patrick A. Toney and Cynthia Toney of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Terry L. Toney of Baton Rouge; two grandchildren and spouses, Patrick A. “Drew” Toney Jr. and Amanda Toney of Baton Rouge and Kristie Toney Black and Adam Black of Bakersfield, Calif.; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, David H. Stringfield Jr. of Bogalusa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Toney; her parents, David H. Stringfield Sr. and Elma Jenkins Stringfield; a brother, William R. Stringfield; and four sisters, Dorothy Bazar, Eloise Lobdell, Betty Wilcombe and Margaret Banner.

Visitation was held Tuesday, April 29, at Crain Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until time for the funeral service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Steve Bush officiating. Burial followed in the Ellis Cemetery. Obituaries can be viewed online at