Georgia Tonkin Smith

Georgia Tonkin Smith, 81, of Trucksville passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Celtic Health Care, Wilkes-Barre.

She was born May 21, 1932, in Forty Fort, daughter of the late Albert E. and Rose Patton Tonkin. She resided in Trucksville for many years. She was a graduate of Kingston High School, Class of 1950, and a graduate of the Hoyt School of Practical Nursing.

She was employed by Laro's Textile in Kingston and worked as a waitress for 33 years in New Jersey, Kingston and the Back Mountain before retiring in 1986.

She was active in the Brownies and Cub Scouts. She was a volunteer for Foster Grandparents from 1991 to the present in the Lake- Lehman School District.

She was preceded in death by her ex-husband, Leroy J. Smith, Dallas; two sons, Roy A., Dallas; and James L., Killeen, Texas; sisters, Ruth Krimmel, Kingston; and Rosemary Putera, Indialantic, Fla.; and two brothers, Albert Tonkin, Luzerne; and Edward G., Courtdale.

Surviving are her sons, Michael, Dallas; and Timothy M., Hunlock Creek; daughter, Georgia Smith Simon, Trucksville; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Karl E. Blight Funeral Home, 392 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be held in Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Dallas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Candy's Place, 190 Welles St., Suite 120, Forty Fort, PA 18704.

Funeral Home

Karl E Blight Funeral Home
392 Wyoming Ave Kingston, PA 18704
(570) 287-3986

Published in Citizens' Voice on Apr. 16, 2014