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William 'Bill' O'Toole


William "Bill" O'Toole, 76, of Girard, KS., passed away Sunday, April 16, 2023, at his home. 

He was born Jan. 9, 1947, at the family home in Girard to Lawrence Sylvester and Helen Louise (Bergmann) O'Toole. He graduated from St. Francis High School in St. Paul in 1965 and later from Central Washington University with a Bachelor's of Science in 1990. 

Mr. O'Toole served in the United State Air Force from 1965 to 1985. He was an Air Traffic Controller. Following his honorable discharge, he went to work in Logistics at Boeing Manufacturing, where he worked for thirty-three years before retiring. 

On June 25, 1966, he was united in marriage to Pauline Ruth Merrigan at Westover AFB in Springfield, Massachusetts. They later divorced. On Sept. 27, 1980, he was married to Roxanne J. Floyd in Peru, New York. She preceded him in death on Aug. 24, 2019. 

Membership was held in St. Michael's Catholic Church in Girard. 

Survivors include a daughter, Erin Trivas (Mitchell) of Baltimore, Maryland; a step-son, Steven Floyd of Yankton, SD.; a step-daughter, Marcia Smith of Oklahoma; five brothers, Ed O'Toole (Betty) of Bedford, TX., Ronnie O'Toole (Norita) of McCune, KS., Steve O'Toole (Susan) of Girard, KS., Tim O'Toole of Girard, KS., and Mike O'Toole (Kathy) of Girard, KS.; a sister, Chris Cox of Girard, KS.; four grandchildren, Jack and Ben Trivas, and True Olivia Bean and Liam Campbell O'Toole; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Ann O'Toole of Girard, KS.. In his last years, he enjoyed the renewed companionship of his high school friend, Toni Burke-Stretch, and her dear family. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, William S. O'Toole, his wife, Roxie O'Toole, a sister, Patricia Kay O'Toole, and a brother, Jim O'Toole. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday (April 22) at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Girard with the Fr. Mike Klagg as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Greenbush. A parish rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church. The family will receive friends following the rosary until 8 p.m. at the church. The family suggests memorials be given to St. Aloysius Historical Society. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS., 66762. Online condolences may be left at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg.