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Betty Ann Toms

July 6, 1935 — March 29, 2020

Betty Ann Toms

ELLAVILLE, GA – Mrs. Betty Ann Drenik Toms, 84, of Ellaville, passed away on March 29, 2020 at her daughter’s residence in Richland, GA.  A private family graveside service will be held at Andersonville National Cemetery.

     Mrs. Toms was born July 6, 1935 in Frontenac, KS to the late Louis and Anna Drenik.  She was of the Catholic faith.  She attended Sacred Heart Grade School in Frontenac, KS and graduated from St. Mary’s in Pittsburg, KS.

     Mrs. Toms married Deward Toms on November 21, 1959.  She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, reading, music, crossword puzzles, putting puzzles together, going to flea markets and long rides with her husband, Deward.  She also enjoyed phone calls from her sister, Susan Mercer from Missouri and her lifelong best friend, Alice Friskel from Kansas.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Deward Toms and grandson, Jonathan Streetman.

     Survivors include two daughters, Teresa Harris and husband Ed of Richland, GA, Ann Streetman and husband Billy of Ellaville; two sons, Chris Toms, Sr. and wife Peggy Lynn of Americus, and Mike Toms of Ellaville; six grandchildren, Brooke Harris Landers, Brian Harris, Michael Toms, Joshua Toms, Chelsea Toms, Ashley Taylor; ten great-grandchildren, Hannah Elizabeth Harris Landers, Callie Anna Harris, Savana Ruth Toms, Zane Toms, Bella Layne Toms, Zackery Taylor, Gabriel Taylor, Brianna Love, Tanleigh Gil and Tucker Greene.  Also surviving is one sister, Susan Mercer of Blue Springs, MO; two nieces, Andrea Mercer and Michelle Mercer of Blue Springs, MO; one brother, Alan Drenik and wife Linda of Frontenac KS; a special niece, Linda Harbuck of Ellaville and a special nephew, Bobby Toms of Ellaville.

     In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Kindred Hospice, Kindred Hospice Foundation, 3350 Riverwood Parkway, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA  30339.

     Way-Watson Funeral Home of Ellaville, GA has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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