Dorene Tolle - Bella Vista, Arkansas

Perry Chief

Dorene Lorraine Tolle, age 86, of Bella Vista, Arkansas left this life July 25, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Rogers. She was born May 18, 1934 in Perry, Iowa, the daughter of Loren and Zola Diddy.

In 1951, Dorene graduated from Washington Township Consolidated School in Dallas County, Iowa. She married Rex Tolle August 21, 1952. They were married for 60 years.

Dorene was bookkeeper for Don’s Stateline Store, which she and her husband owned and operated for thirty years. Recently she worked in home health care.

She enjoyed scrapbooking, Bible journaling and traveling. She was a member of Highland Christian Church. Her greatest treasure was spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband. Left to cherish her memories are her children, Karen, Diane (Mark), and Mark (Rachel); sister, Juanita Peterson (Dave); two brothers, Gerald (Marilyn) Diddy and Ron (Martie) Diddy; three grandchildren, Luke, Rylee, and Maddison.

Memorials may be made to Highland Christian Church, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, AR 72715.

Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory. Condolences may be expressed at