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Helen M. Wolfgang, 94

March 18, 2012

Helen M. Wolfgang, 94, Brookville, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at home.

She was born Oct. 5, 1917, in Frogtown, a daughter of the late John W. and Mary Louella (Gibson) Bartley.

Jan. 15, 1949, in Kingsville, she married Clarence P. Wolfgang, who preceded her in death Jan. 21, 1975.

Mrs. Wolfgang was a homemaker and an avid reader who enjoyed crafts. She was a past volunteer at the Pennsylvania Memorial Home, and she loved horses, enjoyed family and her dog Diamond.

She was a past Sunday School and Bible School teacher at Dearborn Baptist Church in Buffalo, N.Y. for more than 10 years.

Mrs. Wolfgang was a member of the Port Barnett United Methodist Church in Brookville; the VFW Post 204 Auxiliary; and served as a former chaplain and historian for the Brookville Senior Citizens.

Surviving relatives include two daughters, Pauline M. Wolfgang and H. Eileen Wolfgang, both of Brookville; a special friend, like a daughter, Mary Ann Means of Brookville; numerous nieces and nephews; a sister, E. Ruth Shaffer and husband Harry of Mayport; and a brother, John W. Bartley of Clarion.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Alfred, Leslie W. and Frank E. Bartley; and a sister, Mary Lou Minich.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2012, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at the McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at the Port Barnett United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger Howard officiating.

Interment will be in the Shannondale-Union Cemetery, Redbank Township, Clarion County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Barnett United Methodist Church, Evans Street, Brookville, Pa.  15825, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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