Helen A (Bleakney) Howard, 92, of Salem Township, died March 12, 2019 at the home of her beloved daughter, Barb Kepins in Delmont, PA. She was born Sept. 8, 1926 in Plum Creek Twp., PA, daughter of the late John A and Daisy M (Silvis) Bleakney, and was a beautician by trade. Helen was a devout member of the Delmont United Presbyterian Church and volunteer for the Delmont Meals on Wheels program. She spent countless hours serving the needs of the church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert D "Bob" Howard (1994) and brother, Blair (late, Velma) Bleakney; loving mother of Barry R (Helen M) Howard of Monroeville and Barbara L (John M) Kepins of Delmont; adored grandmother of Lori and Sarah Howard, and Scott (Kaylee) and Holly Kepins; and one new great grandchild, Connor James Kepins; also survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 1 to 7 pm, Friday, March 15, 2019 at the BASH-NIED FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Pl., Delmont (724-468-8381). Services will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10 am at the Delmont United Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Caroline Vickery presiding. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. A luncheon will follow the service and interment in Elderton Cemetery, Elderton, PA will follow the luncheon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Delmont United Presbyterian Church, 101 Church St, Delmont, PA 15626, or Delmont Meals on Wheels, 301 East Pittsburgh St, Delmont, PA 15626. For directions and online expressions of sympathy, please refer to www.bash-niedfuneralhome.com.
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