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Helen Helke


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Helen Helke Obituary
Helen Helke, age 90 of Inverness, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Citrus Health & Rehab Center. Helen was born on October 19, 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Frank and Helen (Stanczyk) Jakubiak. She and her late husband, George, came here in 1975 from Garwood, New Jersey. She was employed for Tingley Rubber in New Jersey.
Helen was an active parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Inverness where she was an Eucharist Minister, she helped with the Respite Program, the Helping Hands at Our Lady of Fatima. Many years ago, Helen and her husband, George, would sell rope at the Howard's Flea Market, and as a result, all of the rope around the church was provided by them.
Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Rita Priestley of Wenatchee, WA; her brother, Frank Jacobs, and several nieces and nephews. Helen had several close friends in Citrus County including Pat Donahue. She was preceded in death by her husband, George on February 23, 1992, sister Theresa Kilgour in January 2017 and her brother Joseph.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Claudius Mganga, Celebrant. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Lecanto. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness from 9:00 AM until 10:45 when the procession will depart for Mass.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Apr. 2, 2017
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