Elizabeth Whiteman Wilkinson passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at her home at Roseview Court in Williamsport. She was the wife of E. Louis Wilkinson, who died Jan. 10, 1998.
Born Jan. 10, 1921, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of William H. Hough and Reba Whiteman Hough. Libby was a 1938 graduate of Williamsport High School and in the 1942 graduating class of Duke University. At that time, she returned to Williamsport and married Louie on Nov. 24, 1945.
Libby enjoyed the game of golf, playing well into her 70s. She also loved bridge throughout her life and had wonderful friends at the Williamsport Woman's Club.
Every March for many years you could find her in front of the TV cheering on her Duke Blue Devils during March Madness.
Libby was extremely involved in the community, serving on the board of the Lycoming United Fund, the Florence Crittenton Home, the Jr. League of Williamsport, the Crippled Children's Society and the Red Cross. She was especially interested in the Williamsport Home. She was on the Board of Directors for many years and served as president during the planning of and move to their present location on Ravine Road in 1975. In that same year, she and her husband relocated to Fairfield, Conn., until 1980. At that time, Louie retired and they moved to Florida, living in Boca Raton, Bradenton and finally Gulf Breeze. After 53 years of marriage, Louie died in 1998 and Libby returned to Williamsport in 2004.
Along with her husband, she was predeceased by her brother, William H. Hough III and her sister, Reba H. Gray.
She is survived by a son, E. Louis Wilkinson Jr. (Carol) of Tucson, Ariz., and a daughter, Nancy W. Bishop (G. William) of South Williamsport. She has four grandchildren, Scott Wilkinson (Magdalena), Mountain View, Calif., Brooke Wilkinson, Inglewood, Calif., Douglas Wilkinson (Cassandra) Los Angeles, Calif., and George Bishop (Hillary), Astoria, N.Y.; five great-grandchildren also survive her, Emilia Wilkinson, Dominik Wilkinson, Evyn Carter, Skyler Wilkinson and Callan Bishop.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.