Elsie M. Tuma, 90, of Monaca, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 11, 2016, surrounded by her family. Her passing occurred at her residence.Born October 3, 1925, in Monaca, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Sr. and Mary (Baxa) Tuma. Following high school graduation, Elsie started working at Bell Telephone (now AT&T) in 1943, retiring with 43 years of service. At the time of her retirement she was working at the Koppers Building in Pittsburgh and supervised approximately 150 employees. Elsie was a generous individual who enjoyed helping others. As a member of the Telephone Pioneers she helped raised funds to support families in need by selling Koeze Nuts. Not one to sit idle, Elsie cherished travelling, visiting 49 of the 50 states (the exception was Arkansas), as well as trips to Europe and Germany and visiting relatives in the Czech Republic. Her travels were sometimes accompanied by her nieces and nephews. Her favorite destination was Hawaii. Elsie’s true passion was baking and she was ‘famous’ for her oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies, five-layer banana cakes, nut rolls and prune rolls. She enjoyed gardening and canning, particularly tomatoes. Elsie also knitted items for everyone especially sweaters and articles for the kids. Her Tibetan terriers were the object of her affection.Surviving are a brother, William Tuma; nieces and nephews, Carol, Patricia, Thomas, George, Randy and Jeff, along with numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.In addition to her parents, Elsie was preceded in death by two brothers, Andrew Tuma, Sr. and Edward Tuma and a sister, Harriett Thomas.Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Rev. David Vaughn, pastor of Monaca United Methodist Church will officiate.Interment will follow in Union Cemetery.The family has suggested memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001.To share online condolences, get directions and other information, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com.