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Esther Ruth (Toy) Helms

July 23, 1939 ~ April 23, 2019 (age 79)

Esther Ruth Helms, 79, went to be with the Lord on April 23, 2019 at UPMC Cranberry Place, Cranberry Township, PA. She was born July 23, 1939 in Kittanning, PA to the late Richard and Ruth (Shaffer) Toy. Esther formerly resided in New Sewickley Township, Freedom, PA. Esther retired from Wal-Mart, in Cranberry Township where she was employed as a greeter. She attended and was a member of Dutilh United Mehodist Church in Cranberry Township, and she attended activities at the Senior Center in Cranberry Township. She volunteered annually at Brady’s Run Park for the Maple Syrup Festival.

Left behind to cherished her memory is her daughter and son-in-law Kathy and Richard Norman of Dallas, GA; three grandchildren, David Gray of Cartersville, GA; Crystal Gray of Rockmart, GA; and Wesley and (Kaley) Norman of Dallas, GA; seven great grandchildren, Karlie Mchann, Natalie Mchann, Kenzlie Mchann, Lori Mchann, Bryson Gray, Aspyn Norman, and Chasitie Barnes; sisters and brother-in-laws Janet (Gary) Stull of Kittanning, and Janet (Wade) Lasher of Kittanning; one niece and several nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Robert R. Helms, Guy C. Duke, and Donald A. Miller; three brothers Raymond, Darrell and Donald Toy; sister Barbara Toy and a niece Terri Toy.

Per Esther’s wishes services are private and entrusted to the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home in Kittanning.  The family would like to thank the caring staffs at UPMC Cranberry Place in Cranberry Twp, UPMC Passavant Cranberry Twp, UPMC McCandless, Pittsburgh, and UPMC Family Hospice and Palliative Care Pittsburgh, PA for the excellent care Esther received.

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