Helen G. Brickell, 92, of Smithport, PA died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.

The daughter of George Ray and Lillian (Williams) Brickell, she was born on February 3, 1921 in Banks Twp., Indiana County, PA.

Helen was a lifelong member of the Wilgus Wesleyan Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and Church Treasurer.

For thirty years she was employed as a seamstress at Sportswear in Punxsutawney, PA prior to her retirement in 1984.

Helen enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, as well as canning the produce from her gardens. She had great joy and interest in keeping her home well-kept. One of the greatest delights of Helen’s life was the enjoyment she derived from spending time with her nephew; niece; great nephews and niece.

She is survived by her sister, Ruth A. Charles of Smithport, PA: her niece: Kimberly Charles Knox and husband Robert of Punxsutawney, PA; her nephew: William R. Charles and wife Amanda (Mumau) of Marion Center, PA; great nephews and nieces: Matthew Knox and Sophia; Tyler and Ethan Charles.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Ruby L. Brickell and brother-in-law, William Charles, Jr.

Friends will be received from 6-9:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA. Friends will also be received from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Wilgus Wesleyan Methodist Church in Wilgus, PA, where a 2:00 p.m. funeral service will be held with Rev. Robert Teasdale officiating. Interment will follow at the Brickell Cemetery in Banks Twp., Indiana Co., PA.


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