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Helen Louise HarkleroadHelen Louise Harkleroad, 84, of Indiana, PA, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2022, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She was born on December 27, 1937 in Indiana, PA, the daughter of Leroy and Hazel (Cunningham) Brandon.
Helen graduated from Indiana Area High School. She loved collecting Avon bottles, traveling with her husband, going on cruises, and being a snowbird. Helen enjoyed playing bingo, the lottery, and bridge on the computer. Her passion was cooking and baking for her family.
Her memory will be cherished by her husband of 66 years, Willard "Leo" Harkleroad. Her children are son, Gary L. Harkleroad and wife, Carol, of Indiana; and three daughters, Donna L. Blunk of Indiana, Vicki L. Williams of Indiana, and Tina L. DeJong and partner, Jeff Silvis, of Kittanning. Her grandchildren are Adam L. Blunk, Jared L. Blunk, Joshua L. Williams and wife, Kristin, Nathaniel L. Williams and wife, Audra, Brandon L. Williams and wife, Samantha, G. Leo Harkleroad and wife, Regina, Christopher L. Harkleroad and wife, Amber, Alexander L. Harkleroad and wife, Bobbi, Nicholas L. Harkleroad and wife, Makensy, Reed L. Harkleroad, and Grant L. Harkleroad. Her great-grandchildren are Hunter, Chloe, Kate, Gabe, Max, Wyatt, Nova, Freya, Anna, Elliott, Blakely, and a baby expected in May. She is also survived by her two brothers, John Brandon and wife, Nancy of Southington, OH, and Gilbert Brandon and wife, Virginia, of Indiana; and a sister, Janet Cramer and husband, Ronald of Indiana.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; and two sons, Donald L. Harkleroad and an infant son.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the time of funeral services at 12:00 PM on Friday, October 28, 2022 at the Clark Chapel of the Bauer Funeral Home, Inc., 238 S. Main Street, Elderton, PA, with the Rev. Kathy Nice officiating.
Interment will be in Harkleroad Cemetery, Rural Valley, PA.
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