MAY 1, 1927-MAY 27, 2013
Veda grew up on a small farm in Walker, Louisiana during the depression. In spite of their poverty, her parents were
determined their children would receive college educations and three of the four did. After graduating from
Southeastern Louisiana College (now University), Veda taught school for three years. When the Centenary College
Choir made one of its tours through south Louisiana in 1950, she met Dan W. Tohline, a young tenor training to be a
minister and, before the summer was out, they were married. She devoted the following years to raising their three
children and supporting Dan in his ministry. After the children entered college, she returned to teaching, from which
she retired in 1981.
Over the years, Veda was involved in ministries with children, youth, and adults. A self-taught musician, she learned
to play hymns on the piano at a young age when the Walker Methodist Church found itself suddenly without a pianist.
She wrote poetry, did artwork and needlework, and loved to teach the Bible.
She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years and is survived by their children: Jayce, Barbette, and Joel
Tohline, and by six grandchildren: Emily, Sharon, Stephanie, Jordan, Lauren, and Kevin.