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Helen D. Desenberg

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WEST YORK Helen D. Desenberg, 94, died Wednesday, December 16, 2009, at the York Hospital. She was the wife of Ronald W. Desenberg, to whom she was married for 75 years. Helen was a lifelong resident of West York. She was born on April 21, 1915, in Rossville, a daughter of the late Howard and Grace (Smith) Whiting. She was raised by her maternal grandparents, John and Alverta Smith, in West York. She was a 1932 graduate of West York High School. Helen retired from the West York School District, where she was employed in the high school cafeteria as a cashier. She was a lifelong member of St. James Lutheran Church in West York. In addition to her husband, Helen is survived by two daughters and sons-inlaw, Linda and Jerry Bricker of Northville, Mich., and Sue Ann and Bert Noggle of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, December 21, 2009, at St. James Lutheran Church, 25 N. Adams St., York, with her pastor, the Rev. Brenda Feree, officiating. A reception with the family will follow the service in the church social room. Burial will be private in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of York, 218 E. Market St., York, PA 17401. Arrangements are by the John W. Keffer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc. 2114 W. Market St., York. www.kefferfh.com
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Dec. 19, 2009
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