Helen S. Stinson, 88, of Kingston, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2013, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born in Nescopeck, Helen was a daughter of the late Oscar and Katherine Seeley Smith. She was a graduate of Hanover Area High School and Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing.
Throughout her career, Helen worked at the former Nesbitt Memorial Hospital, Kingston, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, the former Leader Nursing Home, Kingston, as well as in private duty nursing.
Helen was a former den mother for her son's Cub Scout Pack No. 166 at the Dorranceton United Methodist Church, Kingston. She loved to garden and was absolutely passionate about her flowers, especially her roses. An avid reader, Helen enjoyed a good mystery. However, her ultimate joy was making Christmas cookies with her grandchildren and visiting with her great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, James Stinson; son, John Stinson; and brother, Lee Smith.
Surviving are son, James L. Stinson and companion, Janet Long, Edwardsville; daughter, Bonnie Glahn and husband, Sheldon, Kingston; grandchildren, Kelly Mahoney and husband, James, Forty Fort; James John Stinson and wife, Nicole, Kingston; Bryan Glahn and wife, Jennifer, Dallas; April Eckert and husband, Mark, Monroe Township, and Casey Stinson and wife, Jennifer, Bear Creek; five great-grandchildren, Lily Mahoney, Jake Mahoney, Katherine Stinson, Jay Stinson and Chase Glahn; brother, David Smith, Kingston; sister-in-law, Marilyn Smith, Shavertown; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Kingston. The Rev. Paul Metzloff will officiate. Interment will be made in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Harold C. Snowdon Home for Funerals Inc., 420 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Everyone is asked to go directly to the church Tuesday morning.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Sunday School Program, c/o Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 813 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18708, or to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Fox Hill Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 16, 2013