Connie Belle Tolin

Connie Belle Tolin, 57, was called to her heavenly home on December 31, 2019 after complications from her battle with blood cancer. She was born October 21, 1962 in Crawfordsville to Daniel E. and the late Opal J. (Tracey) Rice. She celebrated 34 years of marriage to Jeffrey J. Tolin on November 29, 2019.

Connie was a 1980 graduate of Southmont High School. She then went on to the Lafayette Beauty Academy where she earned her cosmetology license. She worked as a hair dresser managing and owning her own business, Scissor Wizards, in New Market for many years where she also jokingly served as the unofficial mayor.

Connie accepted Christ at an early age. It was no secret that her love for Jesus was her highest priority. She lived her life to honor Him, and enjoyed celebrating this at Whitesville Christian Church.

Connie loved hiking at the local Shades State Park, kayaking down Sugar Creek, and anything to do with horses, especially barrel racing. What she enjoyed most of all is spending time with her family and many friends, and spreading her love for God.

She is survived by her husband Jeffrey Tolin, children Creed and Mallory Tolin, father Daniel Rice (Ruth Hallett), brother Dennis Rice, sister Beverly Rice (Tom Haniford), and two nieces Rachel (Zack) Cron and Jenny (Cole) Long all of Crawfordsville. She was preceded in death by her mother, Opal Rice.

Friends may visit with the family 2:00 PM-6:00 PM Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Whitesville Christian Church, 3603 South Ladoga Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Monday, January 6, 2020 at the church with Pastor Mike Whitacre officiating. Burial will follow in Indian Creek Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry. Checks payable and addressable to Be the Match Foundation, 500 North 5thStreet Minneapolis, MN 55401 or online at Please include “In Memory of Connie Tolin” in the memo.


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34 thoughts on “Connie Belle Tolin

  • Julia Plate

    Such a sweet, friendly, always smiling lady. May she smile down on all with Angels by her side. Prayers for all the family. 🙏🏼

  • Mary Reddsh Bruin

    Connie was such a beautiful person, it was always a joy to see her. She braved so much, she has earned rest in the arms of her Lord. To Jeff, Creed, Mallory, Bev, Dennis and to her Dad, my friend and uncle, God Bless and comfort you in this heartbreaking time. I’m so sorry to not be able to be there. Much love!

  • Oma Sewell

    When you have known a family so long you still do not know what to say, but I have learned that saying you are sorry for their loss is enough. Its later they will need some encouragement to go on with their lives. Be encourage knowing there are many praying for all of you.

  • Carolyn Wiatt

    Thanks to your whole family for sharing
    this Beautiful Soul with all of us! She
    was so helpful wherever she could be
    and her love for God was shared! She
    so loved and was proud of Jeff, Creed
    & Mallory and the rest of her Beloved
    Family! Can’t begin to say how much
    Connie will be missed by All! Special
    thoughts & prayers to close Family

  • Sheila Chadd

    My husband who passed away in 2012 loved Connie. He would only let her cut his hair. She was a wonderful kind lady! My husband’s name was Ron Chadd and my name is Sheila Chadd. She will be sadly missed by many.

  • Jeanne Rush

    I will miss my friend. She always made me smile even in the bad times. I’m sorry that I’m not home to pay my respect but I will continue to lift your family in prayer.

  • Charlie and Ethel Sayler

    It saddens us when someone goes through so much and we lose them at such a young age but Connie has touched so many and was a blessing to all who knew her. Our condolences to the entire Rice and Tolin Family.

  • Linda Deck

    I don’t think I ever saw Connie without a beautiful smile on her face, a smile which undoubtedly came from within. She openly and unashamedly loved her Savior and her family and was an incredibly proud mother of Creed and Mallory. My love and prayers go out to you.

    • Mary Raley

      I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for all of the family. Connie was a very sweet classmate and always so sweet to my mother-in-law.

  • Debi cassida

    I loved this girl she was always happy when she worked for us she always made us laugh what a beautiful spirit prayers to all Debi and Larry Cassida and families

  • Joe and Irma Tolin

    We loved Connie like a daughter, and still do. She was kind and generous to a fault and so protective and loyal of her family. Her departure from our lives leaves a tremendous void and so much sadness but her soul will soar in Heaven with joy.
    Good bye Connie.

  • Carol Thompson

    Connie was such a sweet lady who always had a smile on her face. She loved to watch her children do what they loved. She will be missed. Prayers for her family.

  • Susie (Sarver) Mattingly

    God touched so many lives through Connie–mine included. So grateful to have known her. She will be missed. Prayers for her wonderful family.

  • Peggy Gaylor

    Dear Mallory and family,
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She will be greatly missed by all of you.
    Sending hugs and prayers as you deal with this difficult time.

    With deepest sympathy as you grieve and heal,
    Dave and Peg Gaylor

  • Lindsey Sutherlin

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. Your Connie, was a very sweet and caring lady. Always a smile on her face. She will be deeply missed.

  • Lyle Underwood

    My thoughts and prayers to all the Family for this loss of Connie. She was a kind and generous person and will be missed by so many. May she rest in Heavenly Piece. Lyle Underwood

  • Arlene Owens

    I am so sorry for the loss of Connie. She was an amazing person, she always cut my hair when I was growing up. We always had a lot of fun showing horses when I was growing up! She had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone if she thought she could help them! You will be so dearly missed Connie.

  • Myron & Kathy Hanna & Family

    So sorry for your loss. We need more kind special people like Connie in this world. Our condolences to the entire Rice and Tolin family.

  • Kelly Dixon Bielecki

    Connie was one of my first friends—each of us having older siblings who were also good friends, and later horse-loving daughters who would reunite us at horse shows. Her bubbly, warm, caring, and supportive personality was consistent and evident throughout all of those years. I have no doubts that God greeted her with a horse to ride through his pearly gates. Much love and prayers to you all.

  • Latoshia

    Dear Tolin family is was sadden to hear of
    Comnie’s passing. I really enjoyed taking care of her and she will be truly missed.