Helen D. Conrad

1522882_profile_picHelen D. Conrad, 87, Smicksburg, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Daughter of Clayton Elkin and Essie (Miller) Elkin, she was born on November 16, 1927 at her grandfather’s (John Rippie Elkin) farm, North Mahoning Township.

She graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1945.

She married her life time husband James W. Conrad on March 20, 1948, who survives.

She lived on the same farm her entire life.

She was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Smicksburg where she was a Sunday School teacher, a member of the Church Choir, and a member of the Ladies Group.

She was a pianist, seamstress, homemaker, and a farmer.

She enjoyed large plots of vegetable growing and preserving the vegetables along with fruits and home meats.

She loved the land, trees, and flowers.
She loved all of God’s creations. She loved her cats and dog and most of all she loved her family.

In addition to her husband, surviving relatives include four children, a son Larry J. Conrad and wife Karen of Smicksburg, Sandra Alabran and husband Glen of Smicksburg, Margaret “Peggy” Repine and husband Thom of Treasure Lake, and Drinda White and husband Dennis of Smicksburg; an adopted daughter Karen Ann Hendershott of Smicksburg; six grandchildren, Josh Conrad and wife Emily, Michele Ojo-Ade and husband Ade, Tammy Bowers and husband Jeff, Robby Alabran and Marina Bolinger and her son Augie, Joanna Black and husband Scott, and Justin White and wife Kiniesha; two step-grandchildren, Thom Repine and Heidi McGeary; six great-grandchildren, Owen, Miles, and Henry Conrad, Remi Ojo-Ade, Jace White, and Kylie Bowers; and two step great-grandchildren, Amber and Wyatt McGeary; and special caregivers Jodi Bish and Angela Ferringer

She was preceded in death by her parents, step-mother Alta Conrad Elkin, two sisters, Ella Mae Condron of Smicksburg and Ruth Dare of Bridgeton, NJ.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, February 20, 2015, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the funeral home, with Pastor Maureen Seifried officiating.

Interment will be in Smicksburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made, in memory of Mrs. Conrad, to the Salem Lutheran Church of Smicksburg or to the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

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