Edith Mae "Edie" Hilburt, 94, a resident of North Wilkes-Barre, died Sunday, April 16, 2017, at the inpatient unit of Celtic Hospice, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. She had previously been a patient at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp. Mrs. Hilburt was born in Wilkes-Barre, daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Fullerton Williams, and was a graduate of the Class of 1941, James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre. During World War II, Mrs. Hilburt had worked for the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. For more than 20 years, she had worked at the Daniel J. Flood Elementary School as a cafeteria cashier. She was also known as "the lunch lady" by generations of students at Flood. She had been an active member of the former Memorial Presbyterian Church, West North Street, Wilkes-Barre, and had served on the Church Session and was a member of the Women's Association of the church. She had also been a Brownie troop leader of Troop 41, Courtright Avenue School, Wilkes-Barre, and den mother, Pack 98, Cub Scouts, Christ Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre. In addition to her parents, she had been preceded in death by her husband, Edward G. Hilburt, in 2001; brothers, Ben, Harry and Robert Williams; sister, Mrs. Florence Bowen; and grandson, Jeffrey Hilburt. Surviving are her children, Judy Hilburt, at home; William G. Hilburt and his wife, Joan, Harveys Lake; Mrs. Sandra Saba and her husband, Simon, Hunlock Creek; and Mrs. Elizabeth Moran and her husband, Kevin, Harveys Lake; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Louise Knorr, Levittown; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and prior to the service on Thursday. The family would like to thank the nurses on the fifth floor of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp., and the nurses of Celtic Hospice, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, for their care and kindness. Also, Lynn Rizzo, RN, her visiting nurse. The family also requests that flowers be omitted and that memorial donations be made to St. Joseph's Center, Scranton, or to Celtic Hospice.
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