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Thelma Jane Tone, 81, Columbia, KY (1940-2021)

Thelma Jane (Ware) Tone of Columbia passed away on Monday, August, 9, 2021 at T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY. She was 81 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 11amCT on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Rev. Steve Pescosolido officiating. Burial will follow in the Cane Valley Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, from 4pmCT to 8pmCT, and will continue on Thursday morning, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

She was born on March 1, 1940 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Ray and Thelma Herbert Ware. She was preceded in in death by her husband Rev. Charles Tone.

Mrs. Tone was of the Nazarene and Methodist faith, having served as song leader and helped with children ministries in the churches her husband pastored over the years. She had a passion for shoes and purses and loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include a daughter Robin Cornelison (Donnie) of Columbia; three grandchildren Ronnie Cornelison (Whitney), Cameron Cornelison and Candace Sneed (Adam); six great-grandchildren Sophie, Eli, Jude and Anna Kate Cornelison and Weston and Addy Sneed; a special friend Randy Smith of Albany, KY; two brothers George Ware of Indiana and Herbie Ware of Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a grand-daughter-in-law Lauren Cornelison and four siblings Wilba Erwin, Louelle Jowers, Mary Ann Kuehne and Ivan Ware.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Thelma Jane Tone, 81, Columbia, KY (1940-2021)

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