|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1912|
|Death: ||May 31, 2011|
Helene Elizabeth Andreski Shaltry, 99, formerly of Amarillo died Tuesday, May 31, 2011.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Hyacinth Catholic Church with Monsignor Ray Crosier as celebrant. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.
Helene was born Jan. 22, 1912, in Bay City, Mich., to Stanley Andreski of Michigan and Anna Konopacky of Wisconsin. She spent her childhood in Saginaw, Mich.
She graduated from St. Andrews High School and School of Music, in Saginaw and attended Bliss-Alger Business College.
She performed as a violinist in symphonies for 20 years. She was a volunteer at St. Anthony's Hospital for 20 years and also worked as the gift shop manager at St. Anthony's Hospital in Amarillo.
She met Leo Daniel Shaltry and they married Feb. 22, 1941, in Holy Family Church in Saginaw. Leo passed away in 1973. Helene had lived in Amarillo from 1952 to 2009, when she relocated to Richland, Wash.
She was a member of the Amarillo Book Review Club and many bridge clubs. Also, the Women's Altar Society through St. Hyacinth's Catholic Church and was a longtime member of St. Hyacinth's choir. Helene was a lifelong member of the Amarillo Senior Citizens Association. She was eagerly awaiting the birth of her eighth great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Shaltry, in 1973; her dad, Stanley Andreski, in 1935; her mom, Anna Konopacky Andreski Bassing, in 1963; and Anna's second husband, Joseph Bassing, in 1963.
Survivors include six children, Judith Ann of Deerfield, Ill., Mary Jo, Jeanne Terese, and Jon Leo and wife Martha Allen, all of Amarillo; Jan Patrice Shaltry Coutts and husband Tom Coutts of Richland, and Jeralyn Ann Shaltry Spampinato of Eveleth, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be to St. Hyacinth's Church Building Fund, 4500 Westhills Trail, Amarillo, TX 79106-5327.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Sign the online guest book at www.schoolerfuneralhome.com.
Amarillo Globe-News, June 5, 2011
Stanley W. Andreski (1889 - 1935)
Anna Lucille Konopacki Bassing (1892 - 1963)
Leo Daniel Shaltry (1914 - 1973)*
Plot: Section 4B Lot 37 Space 2
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Jun 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70872169