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Helena Jeanne Bower
Helena Jeanne (Shaffer) Bower, age 95, formerly of Millville died at 5:55 p. m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Brookdale Senior Living Center in Bloomsburg where she resided for four years.
Born in Bloomsburg on July 20, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Carl E. and Bessie A. (Kishbaugh) Shaffer. Her early life was spent in Bloomsburg, where she was a 1940 graduate of Bloomsburg High School.
Helena was employed at the Columbia County Court House in Bloomsburg for many years. Following her retirement, she assisted her late husband in his business of selling dairy industry equipment.
She was a longtime member of the Mill Green United Methodist Church, Millville and the Fort McClure Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Helena was preceded in death by her husband, Sheldon L. Bower; four sisters: Genevieve Martha Shaffer; Tillie Marie Hyde; Betty Arlene Shoemaker; Dorothy Elizabeth Evans; and a brother, Ray E. Shaffer.
Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 11 a. m. in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg, with her pastor, Rev. Robert Strozyk officiating. DAR memorial services will be held at 11 a. m. Interment in the Millville Cemetery. Viewing from 10-11 a. m.
A candle was lit in memory of Helena Bower
Cynthia Willis Jul 19 2018 12:00 AM
An A GARDEN PATH was ordered on July 16, 2018
Expression of Sympathy Jul 16 2018 12:00 AM
An A GARDEN PATH was sent on July 15, 2018
From Ben, Jeff and Amanda
Expression of Sympathy Jul 15 2018 12:00 AM
Helena was a sweet, gentle soul whose smile brightened my life.
Shirley Leonard Jul 15 2018 12:00 AM
The Exchange's Art Cart has visited Brookdale for most of the time that Helena Bower lived there, and she always took part enthusiastically and with a smile. We remember her fondly and send our heartfelt condolences to her family.
-- Oren B. Helbok, Exchange executive director
Oren B. Helbok Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM
Helena and Sheldon were great friends of our parents, John and Genny (Hartman) Wanich. Helena and Genny were teenage friends and their friendship continued throughout their lives. We spent many weekends in the summer going on picnics with them to World's End, Halfway Dam and other PA sites. Always a great time with great memories, especially Helena's wonderful laugh and Sheldon's smile. Definitely a life well-lived. Thinking of you, Christine (Wanich) Bradway and John Wanich II.
Christine Bradway Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM
I too remember Helena Bower from Golden Friends and Art Cart visits, she was always a willing and active artist and participant.
Anne Cosper, Art Cart facilitator
Anne Cosper Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM
I too remember Helena Bower from Golden Friends and Art Cart visits. She was always a willing and active artist and participant.
Anne Cosper, Art Cart Facilitator
Anne Cosper Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM
Helena (and Sheldon)spent many July 4th parades on our front porch in Millville. We always enjoyed their company. Rest in peace Helena.
The Myers Family Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM
I had many enjoyable moments with Helena, Sheldon and Aunt Thelma. I am sorry to learn Helena has passed, but know that she is now joyously reunited with those she loved and lost. Debby
Debby Oblosser Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM