Heloise Litchfield Wilkinson, 98, died peacefully January 12, at home in Watermark at East Hill, Southbury. She was born December 4, 1915, to Kate D.A. Weber and Herman C. Weber, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
She graduated from Smith College in 1936. She was a dedicated early childhood educator in New Jersey, Long Island, and Connecticut.
An avid quilter, she produced work that was collected by young and old alike. As a founding member of the Scrapbag Quilters in Newtown, she was an inspiration to all who worked with her. Mrs Wilkinson also spent time volunteering in the community at the C.H. Booth Library and local elementary schools.
Her devoted children and spouses, Kate W. and John McGarry of Michigan, Peter A. and Kit Wilkinson of New Haven, Ann W. and Hugh West of California, and Christine Wilkinson of Southbury; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her sister Kate Weber Tallmadge and her brother Laurance Allin Weber survive Mrs Wilkinson. Her husband, Kenneth L. Wilkinson, predeceased her in 2011.
She will be missed by family and friends.
A celebration of her life will be held at a future date.
The Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere is in charge of arrangements.
For online condolences, visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com.