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Helen P. (Spring) Wheal

Nov 25, 2015

Helen P. (Spring) Wheal, 92, of Penn Twp., Muncy, died Friday, November 20, 2015 at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. Helen was the wife of Joseph J.D. Wheal who preceded her in death on June 15, 2012. They were married on October 15, 1945.

Born October 13, 1923 in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Beulah (Smith) Spring. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a seamstress at Relda Manufacturing of Muncy. Helen was an accomplished seamstress and avid quilter. She won several awards for her quilting at the Lycoming County Fair. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Helen was a member of St. Mark’s Church of Lairdsville.

She is survived by three sons, James E. (Linda) Wheal of Athens, PA, Daniel R. (Suzanne) Wheal of Muncy, PA, William Wheal of Colorado Springs, CO; four grandsons, James D. (Kay) Wheal of Ithaca, NY, Michael J. Wheal of New York, NY, Christopher A. (Jamie) Dahl of Ft. Collins, CO, Matthew S. (Lisa) Wheal of Muncy; three great grandsons, Mathias C. Wheal, Isaiah W. Wheal, and Liam J. Dahl, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, David W. Wheal; a sister, Evelyn McClemons; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Clarence and Clara Wheal.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 28, 2015 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Inc., 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Paul Shaner officiating. Burial will follow in Lairdsville Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s name to St. Mark’s Church of Lairdsville, Rt. 118, Lairdsville, PA 17742.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com(Do not delete this line. It does not print. Text that is to appear on web must be entered before this line)