Helen LaRue (Beers) Branan, 86, of Cowansville, died on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at her home.
She was born in Kittanning on Feb. 24, 1935, a daughter of the late Raymond Earl Beers and Nettie Mae Beers.
Helen formerly worked as a chef at ACMH.
She attended Grace Presbyterian Church in Kittanning.
Helen enjoyed quilting, gardening, crocheting, going to the casino and flea markets, baking and cooking, and being grama and great-grama.
Left behind to cherish her memory includes her son, Chuck (Bernie) Bureau, of Shelocta, Pa.; daughters: Robin (Mathew) Minteer, of Worthington, and Betty Haught, of Cowansville; son, Robert (Kim) Branan, of Greensburg, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters; and four brothers.
In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her sons: James "J.B." Bureau and Kenneth Bureau; lifelong companion, William "Butch" Rumbarger; grandsons:
Eric Bureau, Ronald Haught and Cory Bureau; and ex-husband, Robert Branan.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 at the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home, 832 East Brady Road, Cowansville, Pa., with funeral services to immediately follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Larry Edwards officiating.
Interment will be in Sherrett Cemetery.
For more information or to express condolences to the family, please visit: snydercrissman.com