Shawn M. Toney

Shawn M. Toney, 46, of Frankfort, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at his home surrounded by family and friends.

He was born January 20, 1971, in Lafayette, to Kathy(Shrum) and Robert Lane. On March 1, 1999, Shawn married Christina “Crissy” Newton in Frankfort and she survives.

Shawn graduated from Lafayette Jeff High School in 1989. He served 8 years in the U.S. Navy. He then went on to earn his certification in diesel mechanics through Lincoln Tech. He was a mechanic for Norfolk Southern for 15 years and owner operator of Toney Graphics. Shawn enjoyed working at Hoosierland Skating Rink. He also enjoyed Sprint car racing, was a soccer coach and a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church. Everything Shawn touched, he did well.

In addition to his wife and parents, Shawn is survived by his children, Siearra Toney, Aleahya Toney, and Dakota Toney; brother, Eric Toney of Frankfort; step-brother, Robert “Alex” (Brianne) Lane of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; paternal grandparents, George and Barbara Lane of Lafayette; maternal step-grandfather, Corbett Judd of Monticello; mother-in-law, Marlene (Oscar) Martinez of Frankfort; Father-in-law, James Newton (fiancé Patricia Boaz); nieces, Justice Toney, Danaka Toney, and Brenya Lane; nephews, Blake Toney and Keenan Lane, and several cousins.

Shawn is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents L. Hilton Shrum and Justine Judd.

Visitation for Shawn will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort, from 1:00 pm to the start of the funeral service at 6:00, with military honors to follow. Pastor Phil Lake will officiate. At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorials in Shawn’s honor may be made to assist the family with funeral expenses.  Arrangements are entrusted to Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort, with online condolences directed to