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Helen (Beresnyak) Reken, 84

August 6, 2013

Helen (Beresnyak) Reken, 84, of Home, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.

She was born on March 11, 1929, to Joseph and Rose (Yasko) Beresnyak in South Mahoning Township.

Helen worked as a homemaker and a telephone operator for Bell of PA in Indiana and Pittsburgh.

She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

She enjoyed going to Atlantic City and was a wonderful mother and grandmother to her family.

Helen is survived by her two sons, J. Alan Reken and wife Kelly of Smicksburg and David J. Reken and wife Sally of Saratoga, N.Y.; two grandsons, Austin and Gavin Reken; and a granddaughter, Alison Reken.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Reken, on Sept. 23, 2011; her daughter, Roseann Reken in 1974; her sister, Mary Grego; and eight brothers, John, Andy, Steve, Joe, George, Frank, Matt and Bill Beresnyak, who was killed in World War II.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carson/Boyer Funeral Home, Inc., 724 W. Main St., Rural Valley.

A funeral service will be held at 8:30 p.m. tonight.

Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Yatesboro, with the Rev. Douglas Dorula officiating.

The Parting of Prayer Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home.

Interment will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sagamore.

www.carsonboyer.com

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