Helen R. Feile

Helen FeileHelen R. Feile, 99, of 453 North Michael Street, St. Marys, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014, at the Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.

She was born November 15, 1914 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Francis and Theresa Gabler Robinson.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools.  She was a former employee of Sylvania.

On December 31, 1941 in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Evard F. “Ev” Feile, who preceded her in death on November 17, 1988.

She is survived by three daughters, Sue Ann Gaherty and her husband Kenneth of Bayfield, Colorado, Janice Simons and her husband Dennis of St. Marys, and Joyce Farabaugh and her husband David of St. Marys; a son, Ronald E. Feile and his wife Jan of Titusville, FL; seven grandchildren, Kathleen Heggers, Kevin Gaherty, Heather Bankovic, Keith Simons, Kelly Simons, Amanda Feile, and Darren Simons; and three great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Jane Harlan and Arlene Powell; and a brother, Harold “Bum” Robinson.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Feile was a member of the St. Mary’s Church.  She was born and raised in the family homestead and lived there her entire life.  She had volunteered in the Elk County Catholic High School Cafeteria for over 30 years, was a volunteer at the Christian Food Bank, and enjoyed spending her winters in Florida.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Thomas More Sikora, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday evening (2/14/2014) from 6:00 till 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Mary’s Church, 325 Church Street, St. Marys, PA 15857, or to the Christian Food Bank, PO Box 1033, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Barbie Simbeck February 10, 2014 at 10:18 pm

My deepest sympathy to the family. When I think of Mrs. Feile I think of Janice and Joyce and gram visiting Heather on Saturdays in the Pharmacy. God rest her soul. Love, Barbie and Ira

Janet and Dale Forster February 11, 2014 at 10:08 am

Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
May God give you strength and comfort.

Donna (Frey) Fox February 11, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Sue Ann,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. I know it’s been a very long time since we were neighbors but I never forgot my Mom visiting with your Mom when we were children. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Al and Jean Viglione February 11, 2014 at 6:12 pm

What a great lady and she will be missed. Al was corrected by her regularly as he should have been. Our hearts are with you and yours. Love to all, Jean and Al

Karen and Peter Winklbauer February 11, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Your mom and mine were friends for many years. Worked together in the cafeteria @ ECCHS and the Christian Food Bank. She enjoyed her family, life and everyone around her. She looked forward to going to Florida for the winter but was ready to come home when it was time.
She was a lovely woman and will be surely missed. Your mom is finally at peace with your dad and watching over all of you.
Our deepest sympathy.
Karen & Pete

Paul & Sandi Zimmerman February 11, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Dear Aunt Joyce & Uncle Dave, You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sadness.

Donna and Peter LeVasseur February 12, 2014 at 7:02 am

Helen will truly be missed. We were blessed to meet such a special woman late in her life. We will have such special memories of our time with her when she was in Florida. She was such an inspiration. I used to have long talks with Helen and that will continue cause I know that she will still be listening.

Helen’s family has become our family as well and our hearts are heavy during this time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this time of sorrow.

Darlene Anderson February 12, 2014 at 8:12 am

I was saddened to hear about the loss of your mom Aunt Joyce. I had only met her a few times but enjoyed her company on those few occassions. She was a fun and exuberate lady and will be missed. Know that I am thinking of you in this time of sorrow and am praying peace and comfort for you and your family. Love you!

Doris Anderson & family February 12, 2014 at 10:54 am

May the Lord send you comfort in this time of loss. You remain in all of our prayers. Miss and love you.

Rick & Samantha (Feile) Schwabenbauer February 12, 2014 at 11:45 am

Our prayers go out to the entire family. May the thoughts and memories of her bring you comfort and peace.

Colleen (Clonan) Welz February 12, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Our family wishes to send our condolences to Helen’s family. She was as lovely woman and a nice neighbor. l lived across the street for many years and was so thankful for your Dad driving me to work many days. She had a good long life.

The Welz Family (Colleen Clonan)

Louise Brehm Milslagle February 13, 2014 at 11:14 am

So sorry for your loss.

David Weaver February 14, 2014 at 10:21 am

David, I am sorry to hear about your mother-in-law.

David Weaver

Donna N Bob Holjencin February 14, 2014 at 11:30 am

Dear Joyce and David,
Your Mother will be with you always in so many ways.
Our deepest sympathy.
God bless you all.

Lee Harvey February 14, 2014 at 11:32 am

Dear Ronnie,
From years way back, I have many fine memories of your Mom, when I was a kid. She was one great person, always giving, always helpful…especially that day in 6th grade, when, like a doofus, I rode my bike down the big hill behind your house, ran smack into the side of it, & broke my arm. She will always be in my fond memories of growing up in St. Marys.
I join you in sadness today.

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