May 3, 1925 - September 22, 2019
Helen L. Deffenbaugh, 94, formerly of Muncy, died Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Arista Care at Loyalsock. Born May 3, 1925 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Donald M. and Esther (Drum) Lupold. Helen was a graduate of Bucknell University where she received her teaching degree. Following her graduation she obtained a teaching position with the Wellsboro School District where she met her future husband of 67 years, George C. Deffenbaugh. They would eventually move to Williamsport where Helen taught middle school until her retirement. Helen loved summer and their annual trips to Cape May, New Jersey, spending nearly every day at the beach. She also enjoyed knitting, playing cards with her friends, and gardening. Helen was a former member of the Muncy Garden Club and served as past president. She was also a member of Muncy Baptist Church where she served in various positions including deaconess and captain of the prayer chain. Surviving are a daughter, Susan L. (George) Edkin of Hughesville; a son, Greg A. Deffenbaugh; two grandchildren, Greg L. Edkin of Middletown, CT, and Heidi L. (Patrick) Gitschlag of Hughesville; and a great-granddaughter, Harper R. Gitschlag of Hughesville. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, George C. Deffenbaugh. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Robert W. Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may also be made to Muncy Baptist Church, 11 West Penn St., Muncy, PA 17756. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.
Helen L. Deffenbaugh, 94, formerly of Muncy, died Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Arista Care at Loyalsock. Born May 3, 1925 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Donald M. and Esther (Drum) Lupold. Helen was a graduate of Bucknell... View Obituary & Service Information
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