In Memory of




Obituary for Lucille C. Tooke

Lucille Cleeland Tooke was born on 17 September 1919 in Butler, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Carl Lewis and Helen (Palmer) She had one brother Robert Palmer Cleeland. Lucille was a graduate of Butler High School, 1936 and Wilson College, 1940 and the Butler Business College. In 1942, Lucille married Jack Chambers Tooke. They settled in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania and raised their three surviving daughters: Anne, Lynne, and April. Having become a member of the Bakerstown Presbyterian Church, she was the first woman Elder. Lucille was active in the community, a member of City Farmers in Pittsburgh, The Butler Country Club. and The Little Music Society. She enjoyed her life and loved to learn. After Jack’s death in 1993, Lucille remained in Gibsonia until 2000. That year she moved to the MennoHaven Retirement Community at Penn Hall in Chambersburg Pennsylvania. There she remained until her death on Saturday 6 June 2020. Due to Covid, there will be no service and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations in Lucille’s memory to: The Lighthouse Foundation, 116 Brown’s Hill Road, Valencia, PA, 16059, Telephone: (724) 586-5554