Carma Lee Tonkinson
Godfrey | Thursday, October 1 2009
Carma married Robert Lee Stone on October 13, 1949. They divorced in 1956. He preceded her in death on June 1, 1984. On June 7, 1958 in East Alton, she married Ralph Lester Tonkinson. They were married for 48 years. He preceded her in death on March 19, 2006. On February 8, 2007, Carma was united to Portier Stevens, of Jerseyville, in a civil marriage ceremony.
Surviving is a daughter, Linda Lee Joyce and her favorite son-in-law Roger Joyce of Godfrey, grandsons; Aaron Joyce and his wife Ellen Joyce of Alton, and Adam Joyce and his girlfriend Juliana Reams of Alton, a niece, nephews, and many friends.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, and her only sister, Doris Jean Schilling.
Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday. Pastor Justin Henning will officiate. Carma will be buried on her 77th birthday at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Memorials may be made to the 5A's Animal Shelter.
Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.
Gent Funeral Home