Helen Whitehead, 87, of New Milford, PA, died on July 20th at Endless Mountain Health Facility after an illness. She met the love of her life, Carlton in high school and they were happily married for almost 70 years. She was the epitome of honesty, kindness, and always ready to offer encouragement, support and love.
She was a very active member of the United Methodist Church, New Milford where she volunteered tirelessly for many, many years.
Helen is preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth and Michael Rebich and sister-in-law, Carol Timlin.
She is survived by her husband, Carlton; 4 daughters, Cyndi Tedeschi (Joe), of Endicott, NY, Kathy Goff (Dave), of New Milford, Lorie Whitehead (Don Fraser), of Colorado Springs, CO, Annette Storr (Bill), of Hallstead; 6 sisters from around the country, Ann Roe, Liz Holowonitch, Marion Tresfan, JoAnn Bower, Peggy Humpres (Jim), Kathy Burmeister; 2 brothers, Andy Rebich, (Patti), Michael Rebich (Lynn); sister-in-law, Elaine Caso; brothers-in-law, Joel Whitehead (Agnes), Emerson Whitehead (Eva); 6 grandchildren, Matthew and Scott (Jen) Tyler, Amy Rigo (Chris) and Duff Goff, Erin Ramsay (Andy) and Chris Storr; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, none of whom she forgot to send birthday cards, anniversary cards and get well cards.
Helen was a homemaker extraordinaire, a loving wife, wonderful mother and an amazing, special friend of too many to mention. She volunteered for many organizations and always kept busy with baking, cooking, sewing, reading, volunteering and helping others. She loved having gatherings for her family and cherished each family member unconditionally. Her love for the little ones will always be remembered.
The family wants to express special thanks to the Endless Mountain Health Care workers, Hospice of the Sacred Heart and, at home caregivers, and her friends from the United Methodist Church for their care and kindness.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to a charity of your choice or to the United Methodist Church, New Milford.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August 6th at the First United Methodist Church, New Milford, PA. A reception will be from 1:30 - 4:00pm and a service at 4:00pm.
Arrangements by Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., 25 Susquehanna Avenue, Hallstead, PA.