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Toni Lynn Markwalder

April 5, 1958 — October 26, 2022


Toni Lynn Markwalder, age 64, of Chillicothe, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at Cornerstone Rehab in Peoria Heights.

Toni was born on April 5, 1958 in Peoria, IL to Charles Omally and Sonja Yvonne (Payton) McGonagle.  She married Douglas R. “Tex” Markwalder on May 23, 1991.

Surviving are her husband, Tex; her daughter, Amber Vasquez of Chicago, IL; her stepsons, Nathen Markwalder of Chillicothe and Stephen Markwalder of Wisconsin; her grandson, Hayden; her mother, Sonja; and her best buddy, ‘Lil Tony.  She was preceded in death by her father.

Toni graduated from Woodruff High School in 1976.  She was a dietician at Methodist Medical Center in ‘70s and ‘80s, she worked at Sliders Bar and Restaurant in Rome and was the Bar Manager at the American Legion Post 9 in Chillicothe.  She also a member of the American Legion Post 979 in Limestone.  Toni was a wonderful cook and seamstress.  She was also a talented musician and singer, playing the keyboard and guitar and was the lead rock band singer for over 14 years.

Per her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and a celebration of life may be held at a later date.  Arrangements are under the care of Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. 

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