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Helen Eileen Rishel, 82

October 29, 2012

Helen Eileen Rishel, 82, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at DuBois Nursing Home.

She was born Aug. 10, 1930, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Isaac M. McKee and Emma M. (Cole) McKee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Blaine E. Rishel, on Nov. 12, 2009.

She was a member of the Scotland Avenue Church of God in Punxsutawney.

Mrs. Rishel was the co-owner of Wholesale Auto Parts before retiring.

She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Surviving relatives include four daughters, Janet D. Torell and husband Anthony of Reynoldsville, Kathy V. Drayer and husband Matthew of Valencia, Peggy J. Rocco and husband Samuel of Reynoldsville and Linda M. Uhl of Crafton; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Blaine, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde M. McKee; and three sisters, Gladys Martin, Emma Hudzick and Demaris Hammerle.

Friends will be received from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at the Scotland Avenue Church of God in Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at the church at 3 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Mark Pollock officiating.

Interment is private for family.

Arrangements are under the direction of the McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

Donations may be made to the Scotland Avenue Church of God in Punxsutawney.

Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomes.com.

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