Cartwright, Helen


Helen E. Cartwright

Photo of Helen CartwrightHelen E. Cartwright, 99, of Sandy Ridge, PA passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Ray & Vanetta (Cathcart) Kanouff, born on October 25, 1913 in West Decatur, PA.  She married Ralph H. Cartwright on June 10, 1933 in Wallaceton, PA.  He preceded her in death on August 23, 1976.

Mrs. Cartwright was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Sandy Ridge, PA, where she was formerly a Sunday School Teacher.  She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mountain Top Fire Company.  She was a retired Cafeteria Worker for the Philipsburg-Osceola Senior High School.

In addition to her Parents and Husband, she was preceded in death by: three sisters, Mae Jackson, Adah Murphy and Shirley Beck;  and three brothers, James “Jink” Kanouff, Cecil Kanouff and Edward Kanouff.

Mrs. Cartwright is survived by: two daughters, Sally Lou Kephart & her husband Richard of Sandy Ridge, PA, and Bonnie Lee Johnson & her husband Harry of Sandy Ridge, PA; and a son, Ralph E. Cartwright & his wife Joanne of Sandy Ridge, PA.  She is also survived by: seven grandchildren, Rick Kephart, Shelly Reese, Laura Shoff, Trevor Johnson, Scott Kephart, Thad Johnson and Megan Dunn; six great-grandchildren, Katie Reese, Shane Kephart, Kyle Reese, Haydn Kephart, Emily Shoff and Evan Shoff; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013 at the Heath Funeral Home in Osceola Mills, PA, with Pastor Jennifer C. Heikes officiating.  Burial will be at the Philipsburg Cemetery in Philipsburg, PA.

Visitation will be on Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, PO Box 201, Sandy Ridge, PA 16677 or Clearfield Foundation for Health Hospice, PO Box 992, Clearfield, PA 16830.

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