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Kitemaker Ansel Toney Dead At Age 99

May 4, 1987

FARMLAND, Ind. (AP) _ Ansel I. Toney, known for the hundreds of kites he made by hand and distributed around the world, was buried Monday. He was 99.

Kites will be flown May 17 in Toney’s memory at Monroe Central High School west of Farmland. He died Friday.

A farmer most of his life, Toney did not begin making kites until he was 87.

A son, Oren, said his father told him he used more than 30,000 yards of material to make kites. Many of the kites were given to the children in the Farmland area.

Survivors include a daughter, five sons, several grandchildren and great- grand children and one great-great granddaughter.

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