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Helen M. Wiesner

November 6, 2010

Helen M. Wiesner, 90, of 183 Center St., Elk Towers, and formerly of 220 Ford Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
She was born March 5, 1920 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Nichlaus and Elizabeth Dippold Grasser.
On Oct. 11, 1947 in the St. Mary’s Church, she married William F. Wiesner, who preceded her in death on May 10, 1988.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. She was a member of the Queen of the World Church, volunteered at the Queen of the World cafeteria, was a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Rosary Altar Society and Oblates of St. Benedict, and volunteered at the Christian Food Bank. She enjoyed her grandchildren, reading and bingo.
She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth “Betty” Sharrow and her husband, James, of St. Marys; a son, Thomas Wiesner and his wife, Rita, of St. Marys; eight grandchildren, Yvonne Scott, Janet Musser, William Wiesner, Kyle Wiesner, Keith Sharrow, Wayne Sharrow, Joseph Sharrow and Catherine Pirschel; and by seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six sisters, Margaret Seelye, Philomena Blashock, Dorothy Zawatski, Loretta Erich, Mary Grasser, and a sister in infancy; and three brothers, John, George and Joseph Grasser. She was the last member of her immediate family.
Due to renovations at Queen of the World Church, a Mass of Christian Burial for Helen M. Wiesner will be celebrated at the St. Mary’s Church on Saturday at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Michael Ferrick officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857; or to a favorite charity.

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