BELLEVILLE - Helen E. Smith, 90, of Valley View Haven Retirement Community, Belleville, formerly of Centre Hall, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at Valley View.
Born April 30, 1922, in Altoona, she was a daughter of the late James and Sylvia Mackey.
On June 19, 1946, she married Donald Eugene Smith, who preceded her in death on April 2, 1988.
Helen E. Smith
Mrs. Smith is survived by: a sister, Genevieve Swanger, of Altoona; two brothers-in-law, Carl Smith and his wife, Doris, of Centre Hall, and Robert E. Berich, of Reedsville; one sister-in-law, Patricia Mackey, of Altoona; and several nieces and nephews, including Cynthia L. Corbin, of Milroy, who has served as her care supervisor during her stay in Belleville.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Mackey, and a sister in infancy.
After high school, Mrs. Smith attended beauty school in Altoona. She went on to work for many years as a beautician and also worked in retail sales. She also was active serving on the election board in Centre Hall Borough.
She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, in Centre Hall, where she was a former choir director. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 207, Centre Hall.
She enjoyed traveling, playing cards, collecting angels and collecting pictures of famous musicians.
A funeral service will be held at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Trinity United Church of Christ, 104 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, with the Rev. Audra Krise officiating. The Order of the Eastern Star service will be accorded at 11 a.m. at the church. A viewing will be held at 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday. Burial will be in the Reformed and Lutheran Cemetery, West Church Street, Centre Hall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 212, Centre Hall, PA 16828 or to the Valley View Retirement Community Residents Fund, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Services, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall.
A guest book can be signed or condolences may be sent to the family at www.heintzelmanfuneralhome.com.