After a battle with cancer, Toni Lynn Dorrill Stetson, 74, passed away at home in Orange Beach on March 17, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior at Green Hills Funeral Home in Troy followed by burial in Banks Cemetery.
A native of Pike County, Toni grew up in Banks and lived in Troy for many years and taught in the city and county school systems for 38 years as a teacher and administrator. She was also an adjunct faculty member at Troy University.
A graduate of Troy (State) University, she also attended the University of Alabama, AUM, and received a Doctor of Education from Auburn University. She did further graduate study at the University of London and the University of Bridgeport.
At Troy, she was a member, chapter officer and collegiate advisor of Phi Mu sorority, where she developed lifelong friendships. She was involved with the League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women, the American Legion Auxiliary, Delta Kappa Gamma and numerous other professional organizations.
A longtime member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Troy, she loved traveling, spending time with her friends, watching sports – especially the University of Alabama – and the Gulf of Mexico, where she retired-- first to Panama City Beach, FL then to Orange Beach, AL. She received great joy from her civic involvement, mentoring educators, and work with charitable and philanthropic agencies.
Toni is survived by her sons, Stephen (Kate Shuster) of Montgomery and Scott of Orange Beach. She is also survived by her sister, Sara Beth Ballard of Banks and her nephews Gary Weil (Kelly) of Ozark, AL, Simon Weil of Portland, OR, and Daniel Weil of Summerville, SC. She was predeceased by her former husband, Rick Stetson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Troy Animal Rescue Project or to St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Troy.
The staff of Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the Stetson family.