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Roaring Spring


March 19, 2020

Debora Mae Helsel, 61, of Roaring Spring, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, following a brief illness.

A funeral was held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Smith Corner Independent Mennonite Church, East Freedom. Pastor David McClanahan officiated.

Inurnment was made in Holsinger Cemetery, New Enterprise.

Debora was born on Nov. 17, 1958, in Everett, the daughter of the late John and Elsie (Gaudig) Claar.

She married Mearl E. Helsel on May 10, 1985, in Roaring Spring.

Debora is survived by her husband; a daughter, Marlena Helsel and fiance Travis of Bedford; a grandson, Ayden Donaldson; a grandchild on the way; a stepdaughter, Mary Ann Hassinger and husband Bob of Philipsburg; three stepgrandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and a brother, James Claar and wife Vicki of Johnstown.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, June Helsel, and a brother, Steven Claar.

Debora was a 1978 graduate of Chestnut Ridge High School.

She was a member at Smith Corner Independent Mennonite Church, East Freedom.

She enjoyed fishing, her dog Milo, and she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandson, Ayden.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Debora's memory may be given to the family.

Arrangements by the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc.,, Roaring Spring.


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