Toni L. Backs, 62 of Washington, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019.
Mrs. Backs was born February 11, 1957 in Hermann. Daughter of late Anthony Veltre and his wife Norma nee Hurst.
She was united in marriage to late husband Jerry Backs September 24, 1977 in Washington.
Mrs. Backs is survived by her five children Jered Backs and wife Abby of Wentzville, Joel Backs and wife Amanda of O'Fallon, Jordyn Holguin and husband Daniel of Wildwood, Jenna Rose Backs of Washington, Jace Backs and fiance' Brittany Terschluse of Washington; mother, Norma Veltre of Union; four siblings, Cassandra Veltre Clark of Columbia, SC, Bradley Veltre of England, Brenda Mueller of Wichita, KS, Michael Mueller and wife Gigi of Hermann; six grandchildren, Ella Rose and Ezra Backs, Clara Grace and Baby Boy Backs, Theodore and Camden Holguin; In-laws, Jack Backs and wife Robynne of O'Fallon, Beverly Buchheit and husband Mike of Washington, and Pat Lynn and husband Steve of Davenport, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Backs graduated from Washington High School in 1975. She was a devoted homemaker, prior to becoming the General Manager for The Vineyard at Riverbend Chapel. She was a 23-year original committee member of Franklin County YoungLife where she helped point teenagers to Christ. Mrs. Backs' life was an example for those around her as she served as a dedicated spouse, mother and grandmother all while loving Jesus with all her heart.
A visitation will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 2-4 P.M. at Nieburg-Vitt,Miller Funeral Home, with a Memorial Service beginning at 4:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Franklin County YoungLife.
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