|Birth: ||Sep. 8, 1934|
|Death: ||Jul. 26, 2011|
LOCUST RUN- Helen Edith (Hower) Dysinger, 76, of Locust Run, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Born September 8, 1934, she is the daughter of the late Charles and Effie (Goshorn) Hower. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Wayne Hower, Max Hower, Melvin Hower, and Donald Hower, and two sisters, Lillian Hower Gross and Mary Winey.
She was a loving wife of 58 years to Ray "Bud" Dysinger, whom she married November 22, 1952, and a devoted mother to Nancy and the late Michael Quigley, David and wife, Cathy, and Blair "Butch" and wife, Rhonda. She enjoyed caring for her 11 grandchildren Matthew, Michelle, Eric, Jill, Mitchell, Cole, Rena, Angela, Nevin, Alex, and Raven, and her 14 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Hower Sankey, and her brother, Larry Hower, as well as her in-laws, Carol and Donald "Saint" Prye and Sis Stettler.
In her early years, she was a bookkeeper for Dysinger Meats. She was a charter member of the Juniata Saddle Assoc., a member of the Walker Grange, and a past member of the Juniata County Extension homemakers. She was a Cub Scout den mother and 4-H leader, as well as a member of the Locust Run United Methodist Church and a past member of Locust Run Ladies Aide.
Her favorite moments were spent with her husband and family. She taught her granddaughters canning techniques for fruits and vegetables, and every holiday she and Bud would cook for at least 30 people. Everyone enjoyed her special spaghetti sauce and pickles. She also enjoyed traveling, whether it was going to the beach with her family, visiting Florida with all her grandchildren, or seeing sights across the U.S.A. and Sweden, where she visited her "Swedish granddaughter" and former foreign exchange student, Magdalena Nilsson. She also loved riding and training horses, going on trail rides with Bud and their friends, and would go square and polka dancing whenever possible.
In her quiet moments, Helen took pleasure in putting puzzles together, crocheting afghans for each of her family members, gardening and tending her flowers, and reading.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 2, at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with Rev. Maureen Wagner, officiating. Interment will be in Adams Cemetery. There will be a viewing Monday evening from 7 - 9 p.m., at the funeral home as well as one hour prior to Tuesday's services.
In honor of Helen's love of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: St. Jude's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-1942.
Guss Funeral Home, Inc.,
Published in Patriot-News on July 28, 2011
Charles Foster Hower (1890 - 1972)
Effie May Goshorn Hower (1893 - 1969)
Wayne C Hower (1914 - 1976)**
Mary L. Hower Winey (1916 - 2000)*
Lillian E Hower Gross (1919 - 1942)*
Melvin E. Hower (1923 - 2004)*
Donald H. Hower (1928 - 2004)*
Helen Edith Hower Dysinger (1934 - 2011)
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Record added: Jul 28, 2011
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