Helen E. Yamrus

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Oct. 10, 2012

Helen E. Yamrus, 98, of Bel Air, Md., formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at the Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium, Md.

She was born in Swoyersville on August 23, 1914, a daughter of the late Peter and Susan Lipa Yanchick. Helen was formerly employed in the local silk mills and she was later employed as an aide at the Bo Peep Nursery in Bel Air. She was a member of St. Margaret's Church in Bel Air and a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Eagles Club in Wilkes-Barre.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Joseph J. Yamrus, on Oct. 18, 1999.

Helen was one of 13 brothers and sisters who all preceded her in death.

Surviving are daughter, Audrey Thomas, and her husband, Joseph, Wilkes-Barre; sons, Raymond Yamrus and his wife, Ann, Cameron, N.C.; Joseph Yamrus and his wife, Alexis, Bangor, Pa.; Thomas Yamrus and his companion, Joy Koester, Bel Air; Patrick Yamrus and his wife, Ellie, Bangor; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Helen was a loving and devoted NaNa. She will be deeply missed by all of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

"Treasured in our hearts you'll stay, until we meet again someday."

Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 9 a.m. from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Parish at St. Mary's Church of the Immaculate Conception, 134 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call on Monday from 8 to 9 a.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests that flowers are omitted and memorial donations may be made to the Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, MD 21093-9297 or to the . Online condolences may be sent by visiting Helen's obituary at

Published in Times Leader on Oct. 12, 2012
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