Regina Rae Toson, age 60, a former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Blakely, Georgia, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in Blakely. She was born June 2, 1952, in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Minnie and Woodrow W. Wrenn, Sr. She attended public schools in Fort Scott and received her LPN from Fort Scott Community College in August of 1979. Because of her love for people and wanting to help them, she practiced nursing for over thirty years. This love carried over in other aspects of her life. As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for thirty-eight years, she wanted to share with people the hope and joy she had in serving Jehovah God. She had conducted a Bible Study with a friend just a couple of hours before passing. Regina never met a stranger as she found so much joy in talking to people. Her smile and laughter would brighten up any room and turn anyone’s frown upside down, especially if she got started talking about her pets that she had adopted.
Another deep love she had was for children, especially her won, O’Leatha Wrenn and Judge Thompson, Jr., both of Fort Scott. On September 22, 2001, she married James Toson in Kansas City, Missouri, where they resided for a few years until relocating to Blakely, Georgia. While there, she settled into her new home, enjoying a new passion of gardening and canning.
She leaves to cherish her memory, a loving husband, James; her mother, Minnie Wrenn; her daughter, O’Leatha Wrenn; her son, Judge Thompson, Jr; a granddaughter Yolanda Lovelady; a great-aunt, Nina Jones; two aunts, Mary Etta Willard and Edith Hawkins; and a host of other relatives and friends. Her father and a brother, Woodrow W. Wrenn, Jr., whom she lovingly called her “Gentle Giant” preceded her in death.
Greg Brown will conduct a memorial service at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com