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Helen Ruth Keefer Wheeler

Monday, August 5, 2019 @ 08:08 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

ThumbnailHelen Ruth Keefer Wheeler, 86, of Franklin, passed away at Monarch Personal Care in Franklin on Friday, August 2, 2019.

Born in Franklin on April 1, 1933, Helen Ruth was the daughter of the late John B. and Lena Bell Hoffman Shouey.

She enjoyed knitting, doing puzzles in Word Search Books, and especially cherished spending time with her family.

Helen Ruth is survived by her two sons, Rodney Keefer of Pittsburgh and Randy Graham of Franklin. She is also survived by her sister, Paige.

In addition to her parents, Helen Ruth was preceded in death by her 3 sisters, Betty Glass, June Lake and Berdena Staaf; and her 4 brothers, Bill Shouey, Charles Shouey, Richard Shouey and Jack Shouey.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Helen Ruth’s life will be held at the Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc, 1315 Chestnut Street, on Wednesday, August 7th at 5:00 p.m., with Rev. Mark Rusnak, AseraCare Pastor, officiating.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to United Community Independence Program (UCIP) – 33 Seneca Street, Oil City PA 16301.

To send cards or online condolences, family and friends are invited to visit

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