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Helen Vivian Silfee

Helen Vivian Silfee of Scott Twp. died Tuesday afternoon at her son's home. Helen would have been 99 in April. She was the wife of the late Arthur Silfee, who died in 2001.

Born in Waverly, she was the daughter of the late Le Roy and Gladys Deats Clark. A devoted Christian, Helen spent most of her life caringfor and raising her family. She was employed at the former Homestead Kitchen in Justus, where she enjoyed working. She was a member of the Waverly Community Church and also a member of the missionary Society.

Helen enjoyed reading and crocheting but her main passion in life was her family. She always wanted to know what was happening in everyone of the children's lives and also her numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Surviving are two daughters, Joan Flint and her husband, Ray, Dundee, N.Y.; and Larraine Stanton and her husband, Geoff, S. Abington Twp.; a son, James and his wife, Charlene, Scott Twp.; two sisters, Lavina Lewis, Scott Twp.; and Betty Dodgson, Binghamton, N.Y.; three brothers, Merle Clark, Dade City, Fla.; Amos Clark, Scott Twp.; and Robert Clark, Gerry N.Y.; 19 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Helen's hospice nurses for the wonderful care she received during her illness, especially Lynn, who was with her from the beginning.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Tom and Kenneth Silfee; one daughter, Karen Silfee; and a granddaughter, Jill Flint.

A funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, Pa., with services by Pastor James Cohen and Rev. Carol Chisenhall. Interment will follow in Miller Cemetery, Scott Twp.

Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 340 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, PA 18507; the Waverly Free Methodist Church, 101 Carbondale Road, Waverly, PA.; or the charity of donor's choice.

For online condolences go to www.lawrenceeyoungfu neralhome.com.

Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 28, 2013
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