Joseph B. Toussaint, 92, passed away on Nov. 9, 2017

Joseph B. Toussaint, 92, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at Catholic Care Center in Wichita.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov.  13, at Douglass Cemetery.
He was born in Tewskbury, Maine, to Yvonne Toussaint. Joseph entered the Merchant Marines July 14, 1943, as a coal passer/fireman, and ended his 44 1/2 year service as a 1st Asst. Engineer in February of 1987.  Joseph received full military status as a member of the Coast Guard for his service during WWII. Joseph was patriotic, generous, loving, and laughed often and heartily.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 18 years, Alma Bailey Toussaint, and his stepson, John A. Bailey.
He is survived by: stepdaughters, Helen C. (John) Bevelhumer of Wichita, Katherine B. (Tom) Blair of Atlanta, Kan.; step daughter-in-law, Janice A. (John) Bailey of Wichita;  four step granddaughters; 6 step great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with the Douglass Public Library, 319 S. Forrest St., Douglass, KS 67039. Share condolences at www.SmithFamilyMortuaries.com.