June Scheibel Toussaint
Birth Date: August 30, 1923Death Date: November 13, 2017
June Scheibel Toussaint passed away peacefully Monday November 13,2017. June was a kind, loving, generous person and a friend to everyone who met her. She was also a Christian. Born June Gertrude Scheibel, she had 2 sisters and 3 brothers. June was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E Toussaint. She leaves four children and 5 grandchildren. A 6th grandchild passed several years ago. Her children are Don Toussaint of Memphis, Richard Toussaint of Evergreen Colorado, Betsy Goff of Germantown and Jim Toussaint of Ashland Va. Her grandchildren include Beki Kelly of Palmer Alaska, Kat Kennewell of Adelaide Australia, Samantha Goff of Knoxville and brothers David and Ben Toussaint of Ashland Va. Danny Goff, son of Betsy and Dan Goff preceded her to heaven. Born in 1923, June grew up in Shorewood Wisconsin, just north of Milwaukee. She attended both grade school and high school there. Her future husband, Don, grew up 5 houses away on the same street. After high school, June attended secretarial school. The Great Depression and then WW II helped form June’s character. She was a volunteer at the local USO during the war. She loved working with the enlisted men and women and to go to USO dances. Don returned to Milwaukee after serving his country in the United States Army during the World War II. They were married in 1947. Over the next 15 years she would have 4 healthy children. Besides being a homemaker, she would work outside the home to help make ends meet. In 1965, the family moved to Germantown, which was a huge change from Milwaukee. That year, June gathered the family, and we all joined the Germantown Presbyterian Church. June was a regular at Church and Bible study classes and worked as a part time volunteer in the Church office for years. She regularly volunteered at her children’s schools. June loved being a mother and homemaker. She also possessed amazing skills as a baker; a quality she learned from her mother. Not only did the family benefit regularly from her largess, but so did guests, neighbors, local kids and everyone with whom she shared her fabulous desserts. June had many friends throughout the Mid-south. Her laughter has always been described as infectious. Her interests included tennis, swimming, boating and entertaining. She participated in water aerobics until age 89. Her grandchildren were very important to her. Since most of them resided halfway across the country, she didn’t get to see them as often as she would have liked. Declining health created a need for assisted living. June moved from her home of almost 50 years to an assisted living property in Germantown. It was hard for her to give up her yard, her plants, the visiting wild birds, and her koi ponds. Her advanced years and health issues extracted a great toll. Her health declined geometrically the past three years. Summer of 2017 was especially hard on her. To our great sadness, June passed away at 94 years and 2 months. June was loved by everyone who knew her, and we couldn’t have had a better mother and friend. She is greatly missed but we know she has gone to a better place. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until her memorial service begins at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 18 at Memorial Park Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119 (901) 767-8930. “Celebrating Life… Behind the Stone Wall”.