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Helen L. Smith

June 16, 1934 ~ September 18, 2021 (age 87)


Helen L. Smith, 87, of Branch Street, Saxton, PA; passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at UPMC Altoona Hospital.  She was born on June 16, 1934 in Warren, Ohio; a daughter of the late Clyde Eugene and Florence A. (Powell) Oller and step-mother Ila Oller.  She was united in marriage to Austin Smith.  He preceded her in death. 

She is survived by children Austin Smith married to Karen, Hustontown, PA; Melvin Smith married to Michelle, Huntingdon, PA; Anna married to Phil Christopher, Hopewell, PA; Betty Wright, Robertsdale, PA; Mary Smith, Everett, PA; Christine Helsel, New Baltimore, PA and Carol Smith and companion David Buckley, Saxton, PA; twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren; siblings Clyde LeRoy, Eugene, Rosie and Jean. 

Along with her parents, and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Ronald J. Smith, one grandchild and siblings Anna, Harriet, Frank and Paul. 

She attended Stonerstown Church of the Brethren and more recently Saxton United Methodist Church. 

A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Evans Cemetery with Pastor Mary Garvey officiating.  Friends and Family will be received at the funeral chapel from 10:00 A.M. until departure for cemetery at 10:30 A.M.  

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If friends so desire memorial contributions may be made in memory of Helen to the Akers Funeral Chapel to assist with expenses. 

Arrangements by Akers Funeral Chapel, 715 Church Street, Saxton, PA 16678. 

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September 22, 2021

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Akers Funeral Chapel
715 Church Street
Saxton, PA 16678

Graveside Service
September 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Evans Cemetery
Dudley Road
Six Mile Run, PA 16679

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