Died- December 4, 2012
Helen M. Dunleavy, 86, of Frackville, died Tuesday morning at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Girardville, July 4, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Mark and Helen Maurer Fetter.
She graduated from Nathan Providence High School in Chester. Helen resided there with her brother, Ralph, after her mother died of cancer when she was 16. After graduation, she resided with her brother, Russ, where she was employed as his dental assistant.
She was married in the First Methodist Church in Berwick and then resided with her husband in Pittsburgh for one year.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Frackville, and Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 484 in Frackville.
Helen was an avid golfer and bowler and member of afternoon delights of the Plaza Lanes bowling league in Pottsville.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell M., D.D.S., and Ralph E. Fetter; her sister, Jean Fetter; and her great-granddaughter, Jessica Dunleavy.
Helen is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, William C. Dunleavy; her son, William D., husband of Susan Schultz-Dunleavy, Oberlin; her daughter, Karen A., wife of Jack Spieles, Frackville; eight grandchildren; 26 great-granchildren; nieces and nephews; and her faithful dog, Andy.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville, with the Rev. Sue Ketterer, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Frackville, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Fountain Springs. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home. The family prefers contributions in Helen's name be made to the Memorial Fund of the First United Methodist Church, 25 S. Balliet St. Frackville, PA 17931. To sign the guest book, leave personal condolences and for further information, please visit www.thomasmsullivanfuneralhome.com
. Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, 501 Washington St., Frackville, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Republican & Herald on December 5, 2012, Wednesday