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Helen Toney

August 10, 2019


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Helen (Cookie) Toney

August 10, 2019



Helen “Cookie” Toney, beloved daughter, sister, and aunt, 59, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore on Saturday morning with her family and friends by her side. Helen entered eternal rest after a prolonged illness and complications stemming from Lung Cancer.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, February 17, 1960, Helen was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen Toney of Wilkes-Barre. Helen was a graduate of E.L. Meyers High School, Wilkes-Barre. Helen was an employee of Mercy Hospital where she worked as a housekeeper, phlebotomist, and as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant at Geisinger Hospital for over 35 years.

Helen is survived by her Brother Robert Toney of Wilkes-Barre, Sister in Law Linda McDaniels of Hanover Township, Brother Raymond and Sharon Toney of Kingson, Sister Michealene and Tony Artmont of Wilkes-Barre and Sister Sharon and Charlie Kline of Florida. Helen is also survived by her loving family including many nieces, nephews, and cousins as well as countless friends.

Helen was an excellent cook and loved cooking for her family. Helen loved her job working as a CNA. Helen was a very generous soul.

The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the Hospice of Sacred Heart and staff in Dunmore for all their kindness, compassion and support to Helen in the last weeks of her life. Helen’s family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Helen’s friends who were by her side until the end, Carol, Maggie, Dorothy, Denise.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart,600 Baltimore Drive #7, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, Miles for Michael, 9 North Main Street, Pittston, PA 18640 or The Renal Race Foundation.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting Helen’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.