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Antoinette Dunlevy

June 5, 1921 - November 26, 2016

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Antoinette (Toni) C. Dunlevy,
95, of Indianapolis, passed away November 26, 2016. She was born June 4, 1921 in White Plains, NY to Archibald and Antoinette Coon. Toni was a 1939 graduate of White Plains High School (WPHS) where she excelled as a member of the WPHS Equestrian Club, winning numerous awards, and was named the over-all MVP of the team, as she was known for her "regal" appearance on horseback. She was also an accomplished swimmer on the WPHS swim team. She spent her childhood summers at her family cottage on beautiful Lake Zore...

Antoinette (Toni) C. Dunlevy,
95, of Indianapolis, passed away November 26, 2016. She was born June 4, 1921 in White Plains, NY to Archibald and Antoinette Coon. Toni was a 1939 graduate of White Plains High School (WPHS) where she excelled as a member of the WPHS Equestrian Club, winning numerous awards, and was named the over-all MVP of the team, as she was known for her "regal" appearance on horseback. She was also an accomplished swimmer on the WPHS swim team. She spent her childhood summers at her family cottage on beautiful Lake Zore in Connecticut where she also advanced her swimming skills. Toni attended the University of Iowa and participated on the Iowa University swim team. She was very proud of the fact that she was a classmate of the famous Nile Kinnick - the 2nd Heisman Trophy Winner. It was at the U of I she met Jerry J. Dunlevy, who became a First Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps and they were married on May 15, 1943. As a Marine wife, Toni traveled across the country to LA until Jerry's deployment to the South Pacific. During the War, Toni was active with the Marine Wives, knitting extensively for soldiers, and sewing doll clothes for Toys-for-Tots. The Korean War took them to Miami, where she and Ed McMahon, later of the Johnny Carson Show, produced, directed, and on occasion, acted in theatre productions that entertained the troops and their families. After the war, Jerry's post war job was in New Orleans, and then in 1957, life in Indianapolis began. While busy raising six children, Toni excelled in a 25 year business career, notably as the Manager of the Lane Bryant Tall Girls Shop, and as a Bookkeeper for the Indiana Hail Insurance Co. and the Lambda Chi National Fraternity. She was a member of the St. Augustine Guild of the Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Vincent de Paul Society, co-founder of the Pike Democratic Club, Rivera Club, and St. Gabriel's Catholic Church. Toni was a devoted mother and grandmother, busy nurturing, driving, encouraging, cheering, teaching, and always requiring proper manners and all around good behavior from her children. She deeply loved and gave everything of herself to her entire family. Our time with her is cherished and she will be greatly missed. Toni is preceded in death by her beloved husband Jerry, and is survived by her children: Gail Clute (Charlie), Kathy Lawrence, Mary Huffman (Chuck), Joan Cimyotte (Nick) of Denver, CO, Jerry, Jr. (Andi), and Carol; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be Friday, December 2 at 10:30 at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Visitation will be Thursday, December 1 from 4 - 8 pm at the mortuary. Burial will be at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. Condolences may also be offered at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com