Velma M. (Toots) Whitney, 84, of Buena Vista formerly of McKeesport died Friday December 14, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Janet (Smith) Barker. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband James Whitney. She is survived by daughters Maureen (Robin) Gault and Barbara (Harry) Serena; sons James (Kate) Whitney and Bruce (the late Colleen) Whitney; sister Janet (Earl) Oyler; brother Dwayne (Marylin) Barker; also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers James, Ted, Bill, Bob, and Albert. Toots was a retired cafeteria worker for the McKeesport Area School District and was a former member of St. Pius Church. Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne Monday 1-9pm. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday 10am at Holy Name Church with Father Tom Lewandowski. Entombment following at New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.
Originally published December 14, 2018.