PORT ALLEGANY - Helen M. Baker, 92, of Port Allegany, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2013) in UPMC Hamot in Erie.
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She was born April 13, 1921, in Port Allegany, a daughter of John A. and Rena M. Smith Creeley. On March 22, 1939, in Port Allegany, she married Bernard J. Baker, who died March 24, 1997.
Mrs. Baker attended Elkland High School.
She owned and operated Helen's Fashion Village in Port Allegany for 12 years, retiring in 1991
Mrs. Baker was a member of the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany.
She is survived by a daughter, Connie (John) R. Benson of Port Allegany; two sons, Robert (Cindy) Baker and William (Donna) J. Baker, both of Roulette; eight grandchildren: Tim (Dodie) Baker, Steve (Lori) Baker, Brenda Watson, Luke (Shari) Baker, John (Susan) Benson, Scott Baker and Amy (Tom) Murphy; three stepgrandchildren, Kari (Chris) Payne, Nicholas McKervey and Megan (Andy) Trimm; 13 great-grandchildren, Ryan, Lorena, Shantyl, Jessica, Kayla, Caleb, Kelsey, Devon, Mitchell, Shelby, Sam, Marcus and Marissa; 13 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Alice Meyer of Lockport, N.Y.; one brother, Jack Creeley of Hamburg, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a grandson, Matt Bakes; a granddaughter, Cheri Baker; three brothers, George, Harold and Vern Creeley; and three sisters, Gladys Hardes, Verna Creeley and Betty Elwood.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Port Allegany. Funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany with the Rev. Randall Headley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany, 307 N. Main St., Port Allegany, PA 16743; or the S.W. Smith Library, Port Allegany, PA 16743.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Port Allegany.
Online condolence may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 14 to Oct. 22, 2013
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105 North Main Street Port Allegany, PA 16743