Lila (Baker) Healey, 63, of Lawrenceville, died on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in The Green Home, Wellsboro.
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Born on Sept. 5, 1950, in Elmira, N.Y., she was the daughter of Richard and Norma (Heater) Baker.
Prior to her retirement, Lila was employed with Corning Glass Works in Fallbrook, N.Y. and was previously employed as a beautician. She enjoyed reading and crocheting. Lila was first diagnosed with MS in 1972 and struggled with it for 40 years. When she first entered The Green Home, she became an active participant in the residents' lives, often reading to them or assisting them in any way possible.
Lila is survived by her husband, Patrick H. Healey; her parents, Richard and Norma Baker of Lawrenceville; a step-daughter, Justine Healey of Nelson; a brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Brenda Baker of Lecanto, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl and Donald Cramer of Lindley, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Kenneth (Kathy) Healey of Brookline, N.H.; a sister-in-law, Lucinda Healey of Parma Heights, Ohio; a mother and father-in-law, Betty and George Healey of Wellsboro; two grandsons, Nathan Healey, Sean Sconyer; several nieces and nephews. Lila was predeceased by a brother, Eugene Baker in 1994.
Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, Nov. 29, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield and Saturday, Nov. 30, from 2 to 3 p.m, at the East Lawrence Baptist Church, East Lawrence Road, Lawrence Township. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours on Saturday at 3 p.m., at the church with the Revs. Victor Perry and Eugene Charsky officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Lila's memory to The Green Home, 37 Central Ave., Wellsoboro, Pa., 16901 and The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Headquarters Donations, 6520 North Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla, 33309-2130. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com
Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel
637 S. Main St.
Mansfield, PA 16933
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Nov. 26 to Dec. 8, 2013