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In Loving Memory


Helen M. Whitling
12/17/1929 - 9/22/2012

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William N. Rupert Mortuary, Inc.

(814) 797-1233



Helen M. Whitling, age 82, of Emlenton, died Saturday morning, September 22, 2012, at her home.

Born December 17, 1929 in Emlenton, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Florence L. Shreffler Orr.

She married James Edward Whitling, Jr. on December 1, 1945. He preceded her in death on December 7, 2001.

Helen was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, playing her piano, bird watching and crossword puzzles.

She was of the Presbyterian faith and attended the Pentecostal Country Gospel Church.

Helen is survived by two daughters: Darlene Sue Holton of Fern and Sharon London and her husband, David, of Harrisville; eight grandchildren: James Holton, Tracie Keene, Crystal Wolbert, Sherry Deal, Robert Anderson, Jr., Lynda Burk and John Stumpner and 18 great grandchildren.

She is also survived by her brother, Charles Orr and his wife, Linda, of Moran, Michigan.

In addition to her parents and husband, Helen was preceded in death by two daughters: Viola Stumpner and Helen Stumpner; a grandson, Clinton E. Stumpner and his wife, Barbara; three brothers: Milford, Floyd and Richard and three sisters, Annabelle, Dorothy and Pearl.

Friends will be received from 11 am to 1 pm Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at the William N. Rupert Mortuary, Inc., 430 Mendenhall Avenue, Knox.

Funeral services will be private.

Interment will take place at the Cedarview Memorial Park in Strattanville.

Online condolences may be sent to Helen’s family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com

Online Condolences


From:  Edna Shafer   Mercer PA


Relationship:  sister-in-law



Our deepest sympathy to the family on your recent loss. She was loved by all and we will miss her.

Sent:  9/24/2012


From:  Shellye Andrus   Erie Pa


Relationship:  Friend



Dear family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I know you will miss your loved one very much. I have found much comfort from scriptures like the one in Revelation 21:3,4 which speaks of a time when death will be no more. I always wondered why god allows suffering and death. I found the answer in the bible and would love to share it with you when you are feeling up to it! It promises a time when we will see our loved ones again and be reunited with them in good health and peaceful conditions..... The way God originally wanted this earth to be in the beginning..... I keep you in my prayers......Much love...... Shellye

Sent:  10/6/2012


From:  Debra Schaeffer   Butler Pa


Relationship:  Niece



Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. She was such a sweet Aunt and was loved by many. Will miss her. Rest in Peace.

Sent:  8/26/2013


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