Helen M. Ryan, 88, a resident of Muncy, formerly of Montgomery, went home to be with her family in Heaven on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.
Born in Muncy Creek Township, Lycoming County, on Wednesday, May 13, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Olive (Crawford) Newhard.
Helen was the widow of Neal H. Ryan, who preceded her in death in April 1982.
She was a 1944 graduate of Montgomery-Clinton High School. Helen was formerly employed by the former H.D. Bobb Shirt Factory at Montgomery.
She was a 72-year member of the Grace Presbyterian Church at Montgomery. Helen enjoyed crocheting, reading and playing cards.
She is survived by three grandchildren, Kelsey (Eric) Jakubauskas, Texas, Ryan Baker, New York, J. Neal (Janice) Baker, New York; seven great-grandchildren, Christian Jakubauskas, Ana Marie Jakubauskas, Eve Jakubauskas, Zachary Jakubauskas, Asen Jakubauskas, Hanna Baker, and Charlotte Baker; her son-in-law, Dan Baker, Rochester, N.Y.; and several nieces and one nephew.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Colleen R. Baker; one brother, Charles "Bud" Newhard; three sisters, Inez Newhard, Mabel Hughes, and Catherine McCormick; and one sister-in-law, Iona Newhard.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main St., Muncy, at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Interment will be in the Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Presbyterian Church, 105 Second St., Montgomery, Pa., 17752. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.