Helen Curry

Helen Curry, 100, Punxsutawney, died Thursday at Arden Courts, Allentown.

She was born in Sandy Ridge, daughter of the late Christian and Elizabeth (Hoover) Cowher. She married Theodore R. Curry on Jan. 26, 1946, and he preceded her in death on May 12, 1990.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda Bartholomew and husband, Dean, of Allentown; a son, Brian and wife, Claudia, of Indiana, Pa.; and four grandchildren: Elise Bartholomew of Bethlehem, Colin Bartholomew and wife, Sarah, of Quakertown, Logan Curry and fiancee, Holly Hungerford, of Indiana, Pa., and Brendon Curry of Indiana, Pa.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Stultz; and a brother, Paul Cowher.

Helen was a graduate of Osceola Mills High School and the Altoona School of Commerce. Prior to her marriage, she was an executive secretary of the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Altoona, and after her marriage, she was a secretary to five administrators of the Adrian Hospital of Punxsutawney.

Helen was a member of the First Baptist Church of Punxsutawney, where she served as a member of the diaconate and the board of trustees. She was a past regent of the Punxsutawney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Progressive Study Club, Punxsutawney Historical and Genealogical Society, Friends of the Library, Punxsutawney Area Hospital Auxiliary and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, and 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney, Terry Fye officiating. A brief service will be held by the Punxsutawney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at 7:15 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Circle Hill Cemetery, Punxsutawney.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Curry’s memory to First Baptist Church, 209 E. Union St., Punxsutawney, PA 15767, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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