Toni Marie McElhinny, age 27, of Greenville went home to be with the Lord Friday afternoon, February 2, 2018. 

She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on December 18, 1990 a daughter of Doug McElhinny of Greenville and Natalie (Nicklin) Higbee and her husband Mark of Greenville.  She was a 2009 graduate of Greenville High School and attended Thiel College, California University of Pennsylvania, and Laurel Technical Institute.

Toni was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church. She loved to dance, sing, paint, animals, doing hair, and had a special bond with her little cousins. 

She is survived by her parents, a brother who she adored; Seth Higbee of Greenville, maternal grandparents; Thomas and June Gessler, Edward and Lori Nicklin all of Greenville, Evelyn Higbee of Fredonia, paternal grandparents; Douglas McElhinny and his wife Mernee of Greenville, three aunts; Jodi Lewis and her husband Steve of Cranberry, Tammy Enders and her husband Edward of Raleigh, NC, Nicole D'urso and her husband Mike of Greenville, two uncles; Christopher Nicklin and Casey Nicklin both of Greenville, many cousins also survive.

She was preceded in death by an aunt, Betsy Smith, grandfather Rick Higbee, an uncle, Billy Smock, and several great grandparents. May God now grant her the peace she has been seeking so very long.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125.



  1. Stephanie Paddock Stephanie Paddock
    February 5, 2018    

    Nat…my heart aches for you…if you need anything at all please let me know…prayers for you and your family

  2. Di Linton Di Linton
    February 5, 2018    

    My heart aches for all of the family. May God and the bond this whole family has help you all during this time. May your memories help comfort your aching hearts. What a beautiful young lady.

  3. Lee and Sharon Smith Lee and Sharon Smith
    February 5, 2018    

    Doug, Natalie, and McEhinny and Higbee families – We are so sorry to hear of Toni’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Toni.

  4. Betty Beil Betty Beil
    February 5, 2018    

    So very sorry for your loss, prayers for the comfort of healing to your aching hearts in this sad time, may GOD be with you and your families!

  5. Anonymous Anonymous
    February 5, 2018    

    To Natalie my friend, my God sister, and her family.
    I said a prayer for you…loving Lord i want to lift up Natalie and her family as they go through much grief from the lost of her daughter… and she may be finding it difficult to come with terms with all that has taken place in the last few days. I humbly ask that You would provide the family with comfort that they need to come to terms with all that has happened and give them the strength to face the days ahead.
    Lord i know that their grief can be overwhelming and I am hurting for them and know not what to do to help- so i am coming to You in prayer to ask you that You will meet each of them at their point of need and help this family to turn to You at this sad time.
    I pray that as the day passes and the weeks ahead Your healing touch will comfort and succour them in this time of distress and may this be a time that causes each of them to draw closer to You, knowing that You alone can heal the broken hearted and bring joy out of pain.
    Thank you Lord for being there for this family I pray for peace and comfortat this time of need

    Thank you Lord this I pray in you son precious name Jesus christ

    Love you Natalie

  6. Theresa Mowery Theresa Mowery
    February 5, 2018    

    Doug, Natalie, and McEhinny and Higbee Family’s. My thoughts and prayers are with you all., so sorry for your loss.

  7. Becky & Danny McHugh Becky & Danny McHugh
    February 5, 2018    

    So many hearts are broken with the passing of Toni! She was taken away much too soon! She was beautiful & had a vibrant personality! She is no longer in pain but in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ! May God give Toni’s family comfort & peace in the coming months. Toni will be missed by so many! May God Rest her beautiful soul!

  8. Monica Mosconi Furia Monica Mosconi Furia
    February 5, 2018    

    My deepest sympathy for you and your family. Prayers to help you with your pain. May god be with you.

  9. Jennifer (Hause) Kushner Jennifer (Hause) Kushner
    February 5, 2018    

    Hi Nat, Doug, Mark. So sorry for your loss. The loss of a child is hard and you will be in my prayers.

  10. Jodi Doddo Jodi Doddo
    February 5, 2018    

    My heart breaks for you all. My prayers are for comfort in this difficult time. May our Lord wrap his arms around you all hold you tight, wipe your tears, and ease your pain. I love you all, you were blessed with a wonderful daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend hold onto the wonderful memories she placed on your heart, think of those when you miss her. The video showed what an amazing smile Toni had and it touched so many.

    with love and a sad heart

  11. Paul & Erna Rea Paul & Erna Rea
    February 5, 2018    

    Natalie, Mark & Seth………..Toni’s passing is a crushing blow to all who were blessed to have met her but nothing can compare to the pain and loss YOU must feel. Her beauty and smile warmed the hearts of many. We pray that your void will be filled with the love and laughter she gave to each of you!

    You have our deepest heartfelt sympathy.

  12. Anonymous Anonymous
    February 5, 2018    

    I’m so sorry for your loss! Toni was a wonderful girl and will be greatly missed!

  13. Kayla Mog Kayla Mog
    February 5, 2018    

    Rest in paradise Toni <3 an to the family im so very sorry for the loss of this beautiful soul

  14. Anonymous Anonymous
    February 5, 2018    

    Our LOVE & PRAYERS go out to all the families. Aunt Dolores & Uncle Joe.

  15. Pat Cullen Pat Cullen
    February 5, 2018    

    So sorry for your loss, Prayers to all the family

  16. Gerald and Janet Harpst Gerald and Janet Harpst
    February 5, 2018    

    To the McElhinny and Higbee families. Please accept our condolences in your loss of Toni. Sorry we can not attend visiting hours. Be assured your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you at this time. Again we are sorry to hear of your loss.
    Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

  17. John and Vicki Rea John and Vicki Rea
    February 5, 2018    

    We are very sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers, may God be with you at this time of sorrow.

  18. Kathy Roberts Kathy Roberts
    February 6, 2018    

    Iam so sorry for your loss of your beautiful daughter. What a beautiful memorial you and your family made. I am sure that she is safe and well loved and the Lord will protect her until you are with her again.
    God bless you and your family
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers . God bless.

  19. Shelli McCombs Shelli McCombs
    February 6, 2018    

    Natalie, I am so so sorry for urs & ur families loss…My heart is breaking for each an everyone of u rite now…I sincerely pray the lord wraps his loving arms around u & helps u all find the strength to get through such a sad loss…God gained another beautiful angel…..R.I.P. Toni…Hugs & Many Prayers sent xoxoxo

  20. Frank & Betty yurkanin Frank & Betty yurkanin
    February 6, 2018    

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss

  21. tilinda rosales tilinda rosales
    February 6, 2018    

    My heart and prayers are with you and your family. Praying for peace and strength. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. You are in our warm thoughts.

  22. Ann Marie & Joseph L. Fry Ann Marie & Joseph L. Fry
    February 6, 2018    

    Natalie, Doug, Mark, Seth, June, Tom, Lori, Ed & the complete family of Toni Marie, Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time of sadness. What an absolutely beautiful young lady. Your video showed all the special love that you all had given her. May Toni Marie find PEACE now in the presence of OUR LORD.

  23. Frank Smeraglia Frank Smeraglia
    February 6, 2018    

    My deepest condolences to Doug & his family for the loss of their beautiful daughter, Toni.
    Doug, you have our Cursiesta family to lean on. May God bless you & keep you near.
    You have been & will be in my thoughts & prayers.
    Frank Smeraglia
    Men’s #242

  24. Diane Heathcote Diane Heathcote
    February 7, 2018    

    Oh Natalie, My heart is broken for you. Tears fill my eyes as I think of the pain you are feeling. Although it has been years since we have seen each other, I could you a special friend. I will never forget our days together at Bethesda and riding together to work there and the many deep conversations we had during those rides. I lost a son in 2011 and a granddaugter in 2010. I share your pain and so wish it was not happening to you. Please know I am here for you if you need to talk, share memories of Toni, laugh, or go for a ride. I love you.

  25. Betty K Junk Betty K Junk
    February 7, 2018    

    Sending our deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless,
    Fred and Betty K Junk

  26. Gayle (Harriger) Cowan Gayle (Harriger) Cowan
    February 7, 2018    

    My heart aches for your family
    praying love and memories will keep your family close at this time.
    Gayle (Harriger) Cowan and family

  27. Terri Maloney Terri Maloney
    February 7, 2018    

    Natalie and Doug, My deepest condolences , cherish those memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Terri Beck Maloney

  28. Carl and Patty Fattman Carl and Patty Fattman
    February 7, 2018    

    Oh Natalie, my heart aches for you and your family at this sad time. Our deepest sympathy to you. Toni was such a pretty young lady!! ❤️

  29. Ann Wiles Ann Wiles
    February 7, 2018    

    Sending love and prayers to your family. I pray you can feel peace knowing she is with God. ♥️

  30. Lisa Hinman Lisa Hinman
    February 7, 2018    

    My deepest condolences to you and your entire family! My heart breaks for all if you! What a wonderful tribute to your beautiful daughter, Toni! May the love that is evident in all your photos keep you strong and at peace. God bless you!

  31. Lisa Hinman Lisa Hinman
    February 7, 2018    

    My deepest condolences to you and your entire family! My heart breaks for all of you! What a wonderful tribute to your beautiful daughter, Toni! May the love that is evident in all your photos keep you strong and at peace. God bless you!

  32. laurada laurada
    February 7, 2018    

    My heart aches for all of you , so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful daughter and granddaughter. prayers

    February 7, 2018    

    We both want to send our deepest sympathies to you and the entire family for such a terrible loss. Through all the heartache ahead please remember you have wonderful memories to pull from and a wonderful group of family and friends surrounding you..

    I’ll keep her and you all in my prayers.
    Patty and Larry Shonka

  34. Anonymous Anonymous
    February 7, 2018    

    To Doug.Natalie,Mark, McElhinny&Higbee Famlies: Please accept our sincere sympathy on the passing of Toni. You are in our hearts and prayers. Sincerely Jerry & JoAnn Chizmar

  35. Peggy Shaffer Peggy Shaffer
    February 7, 2018    

    Nat.there is nothing i can say to ease your pain.Just know im thinking of you.I know this is ripping your. heart to pieces….

  36. Jayme Dyer Jayme Dyer
    February 8, 2018    

    May God give you & your family strength during this time, Nat….Wishing I could be there with you, my friend, just to tell you face to face that I love you and that God is covering you and he will get you through this, regardless of what it feels or looks like. Sending my love…..May you rest in heavenly peace, beautiful ❤❤❤

  37. Jim Straub Jim Straub
    February 8, 2018    

    Condolences and God’s speed to June and all of your families.

  38. Marcellus Allen Marcellus Allen
    February 17, 2018    

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Losing someone in death brings such pain and sorrow especially when they are so young. Reflect on the fact that God knows exactly how you feel because he tragically lost a son in death at a very young age. His pain and sorrow was eased when he raised his son Jesus Christ back to life and he promises to do the same for us. In the bible at John 5:28, 29 it tells us “the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” Yes, we have the hope of seeing our loved ones again when Jesus resurrects them in the very near future. It will be at a time when God “will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” (Revelation 21:3, 4). Until then continue to look to God’s word for comfort in your time of grief. For more comforting thoughts from the scriptures please visit and search “When a loved one dies.”

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