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HELEN MAY BROWNBACK, 101, OF FREDERICK TWP. Helen May (Reed) Brownback, 101, of Frederick Twp., PA, formerly of Pottstown, PA, died on Monday, October 29, 2012 at Frederick Living, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Lloyd F. Brownback, who died in 1998. Born in Pottstown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Albert Reed and Elsie (Kynast) Reed and the sibling of the late Dorothy (Reed) Sacher and the late Carl Reed. Mrs. Brownback was a 1929 graduate of Pottstown High School. After graduation, she worked for several years as a billing clerk for Sanitary Company of America in Linfield, PA. Her heart's desires were to be a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and to be faithful to her Lord Jesus Christ. Family and friends know well that she more than accomplished her desires. A former member of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, Boyertown, PA, she was active in their Ladies Aid Society and Missionary Society (Young People). She was an accomplished seamstress and quilter. Survivors include three sons, James D. Brownback of Pottstown, PA; Paul T. Brownback of Allentown, PA, and Thomas S. Brownback of Allentown, PA, and four grandchildren, Ethan M. Brownback of Blandon, PA; Erin E. Brownback of Scottsdale, AZ; Stephanie (Brownback) Martin of Greensboro, NC, and Stephen P. Brownback of Richmond, VA. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Gethsemane Tabernacle of Hope Church, 425 Walnut Street, Royersford, PA. Rev. Paul Brownback will officiate. A viewing will be held from 10 - 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Interment will be in Fernwood Cemetery, Royersford, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Frederick Living Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 498, 2849 Big Road, Frederick, PA 19435; or to Arcadia Health Services, 7248 West Tilghman Street, Allentown, PA 18106. (Frederick Living is the retirement community where Mr. and Mrs. Brownback resided until their deaths. The family is deeply appreciative of Frederick's and Arcadia Hospice's loving care of Helen.) Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Mercury on Nov. 1, 2012
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