Helen Edder Edelen, age 88, of New Bethlehem, died Saturday morning, July 10, 2010 at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
In Loving Memory
Helen Edder Edelen
Born November 18, 1921 in Porter Township, Clarion County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Alba Cox Bowersox.
She married George Edder on November 27, 1941. He preceded her in death on January 29, 1959. She later married John Edelen on January 24, 1982. He preceded her in death on November 22, 2001.
Mrs. Edelen was a beautician in the local area and was a member of the Oakwood Presbyterian Church, where she was an Elder serving on the session. She was also a member of the BPW of New Bethlehem. She enjoyed baking, flower arranging, quilting, embroidery and gardening.
Survivors include her four children: William Edder and his wife, Patricia, of Vermont; Richard Edder and his wife, Elaine of Lower Burrell; Paul Edder and his wife, Theresa, of Shippenville and Patty Tonkin and her husband, Robert, of Brookville; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandson; one brother: Ralph Bowersox of Clarion and a sister, Pearl Minich of New Bethlehem.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her brother and his wife, Tommy and Louise Bowersox; a brother-in-law, Darl Minich; two sisters-in-law: Norma and Virginia and a daughter-in-law, Pat.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Monday, July 12, 2010 at the Rupert Funeral Home, 301 Penn Street, New Bethlehem.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am Tuesday, July 13, 2010 in the Oakwood Presbyterian Church, 5296 Curllsville Road, New Bethlehem. Reverend John McCall will officiate.
Interment will follow in the Leatherwood Cemetery in Porter Township, Clarion County.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Oakwood Presbyterian Church, 5296 Curllsville Road, New Bethlehem, PA 16242.
Online condolences may be sent to Helen’s family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com