Helen Theresa (Marks) Makowski

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Helen Theresa Marks Makowski, of Kingston, passed peacefully under the care of Celtic Hospice at Timber Ridge Health Care Center on Wednesday.

Born on Jan. 3, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Helen Buttler and William Marks and wife of the late Joseph Makowski.

Helen was a graduate of Larksville High School, class of 1938 and graduated from Nesbitt Memorial Hospital, class of 1946 as a Registered Nurse.

Helen was a caring fun loving person, always happy, always singing and loved to dance the Polka as anyone who knew her could agree especially the staff at Timber Ridge. She was so loved by so many people. It is a great testimony to her life when people say they are a better person just for having known her. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Helen was a member of Saint Ignatius of Loyola Church, Kingston.

Helen is survived by brothers John and Jim Marks and sister Fran Burnott; daughters Helen Gregory and husband Bruce of Massachusetts, Barbara Williams and husband David of Virginia, Linda Johnson and husband Bob of Beaumont, and son John Makowski and wife Sue of Kingston; eight grandchildren, Liz Martin, Justin Gregory, Dan Norton, Joe Norton, Jennifer Johnson, Jessica Johnson, and Rob Johnson, and Gregg Vidumsky, and five great-grandchildren, Hazel Martin, Lilly Martin, Tyler Norton, Caitlyn Norton and Pearl Johnson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 339 N. Maple Ave., Kingston. Friends and family are asked to go directly to the church for the Mass. The interment will be at St. Vincent Cemetery, Plymouth. There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. For information or to send the family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website at
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Published in Times Leader on July 5, 2013
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