Helen Lockley, 97

Helen King Lockley, 97, of Walnut Creek and formerly of New Castle, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Walnut Hills Retirement Home in Walnut Creek.

Born in McKeesport, Pa., on Oct. 31, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Edward C. King and Josephine J. King. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry L. Lockley and a great-granddaughter, Mandy Sommers.

Surviving are a sister, Ethel L. Miller, formerly of Bethel Park, Pa.; a daughter, Patricia Ann and Leroy J. Shaw of Sugarcreek, and a son, Harry K. and Agnes H. Lockley of Carlisle, Pa.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

She was a graduate of Butler High School, Butler, Pa. in 1934 and Slippery Rock University in 1936 and 1957. She taught school from 1936-76, as a fifth-grade teacher at Croton Avenue School in New Castle from 1957-67 and kindergarten and preschool at First United Methodist Church from 1969-76.

She was a member of The First United Methodist Church, Junior Reading Circle, charter member of Paws & Taws Square Dancing Club, Wimodausis, Retired Teachers of New Castle, PEA, Prime Timers, Jameson Junior Guild, and had taught line dancing at McGill Center from 1991-2000.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at R. Cunningham Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle, Pa. The Rev. Dennis Bupp will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery.

Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Saturday. The obituary may be viewed and online condolences offered at www.cunninghamfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 4748 Olde Pump St., P.O. Box 127, Walnut Creek 44687.

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