Jane Helster, 87, died Monday, October 1, 2012 at her daughter’s home in North Huntingdon Township. Born in McKeesport, February 11, 1925, she was a retired bookkeeper at the Carnegie Library of McKeesport. Of Versailles Borough, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church of McKeesport.
Daughter of the late Ernest M. and Doris Phillips Beard; wife of the late Ralph Helster; she is survived by her daughters, Jill Cottrill of North Huntingdon and Nancy Jane (Bill) Sombo of North Huntingdon; her son, Ralph E. (Barb) Helster of Glassport; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and her sister, Nell (Jack) Clouston of Ohio.
Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A service will take place in the funeral home on Thursday, October 4 at 8:00 PM with the Rev. Deb Kociban and her brother-in-law, the Rev. Jack Clouston officiating. Private interment will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the Carnegie Library of McKeesport or to the First United Methodist Church of McKeesport.