Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in New Middletown for Clara B. Helle, 88, who passed away early Sunday, September 2, 2018, at the Masternick Memorial Health Care Center.
Clara was born July 15, 1930, in New Castle, Pennsylvania, a daughter of George and Sarah Jane Williams Candioto.
She came to New Middletown in 1964 and worked as a sales clerk at Sears, where she retired in 1994.
She was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God in Bessemer, Pennsylvania.
Clara married Russell E. Helle on April 23, 1949 and he passed away November 13, 2010.
She leaves two sons, Larry E. (Martha) Helle of Poland and Ronald J. Helle of New Middletown; two sisters, Dorothy Marburger of New Castle and Shirley Ann Reynolds of Dallas, Georgia; six grandchildren, Beth (Dan) Catlos, Donald (Bethann) Helle, Miriam (Kevin) Maughan, Lisa Helle, Melissa (Wes) Barnes, Ronald E. (Alexis) Helle, Jr. and 12 great-grandchildren.
Clara was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, George A. Candioto and one great-grandchild, Tyler Maughan.
Friends may call on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Clemente Funeral Home, one hour before the service, from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Masternick Memorial Health Care Center, 5250 Windsor Way, New Middletown, OH 44442 and Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, September 4 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX, 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.