Helen Thrower

Helen Thrower, 86, Lilly, passed away Friday at Allegheny Lutheran Home, Hollidaysburg.

She was born in Cresson, daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Bonyak) Prokop.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Thrower; a daughter, Gisele; a granddaughter, Jean Ann; and four sisters and two brothers.

Helen was a devoted and loving mother of these children: Norman and wife, Ann, (Krempasky) Thrower, Ebensburg, Lucy and husband, Charles, Hogan, Duncansville, David and wife, Renee, (Stiffler) Thrower, Altoona, and Arietta and husband, David, Hallinan, Altoona; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was the last survivor of her immediate family.

Relatives and friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Thomas F. Cloherty Funeral Home, Lilly. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of The Alleghenies Chapel, Lilly, Monsignor Bernard Przybocki, Celebrant. Committal will be at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Cresson.