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Helen R. (Irvin) Loose

February 7, 1922 ~ March 2, 2022 (age 100)

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Helen R. Loose

February 7, 1922     March 2, 2022

      Helen R. Loose, 100, of Williamsburg, went to her eternal home on Wednesday morning, March 2, 2022 at Homewood at Martinsburg surrounded by her loving family.

     She was born in Williamsburg, daughter of the late Jesse M. and Lillie A. (Parks) Irvin.  On December 14, 1942 she married James Kedric Loose Sr. in Winchester, VA.  He preceded her in death on April 10, 2001 after 58 years of marriage.

     Surviving are three sons: James K. Loose Jr. (Connie), L. Wayne Loose (Paulette) and Vaughn A. Loose (Miriam) all of Hollidaysburg; two daughters: Deborah J. Burket (Daniel) and Carolyn D. Brumbaugh (Dennis) both of Williamsburg; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald C. Irvin of Williamsburg; and many nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by a son, Melvin L. Loose; three brothers: Melvin Irvin, Nelson L. Irvin and Jesse W. “Pud” Irvin; and three sisters: Beatrice A. Shock, Bernice A. Mock and Lucille G. Detwiler.

     Helen attended two, one room school houses and was a 1942 graduate of Williamsburg High School.  While her husband, Jim was serving our country in WWII, she did her part as a “Rosie the Riveter”, working at the Huntingdon Fiberglass Plant, as a loomer.  Helen also baked and decorated many beautiful wedding and birthday cakes for her family and many other occasions.

   She was a longtime member of Fairview Church of the Brethren, rural Williamsburg, where she taught Sunday school and was active in the women’s fellowship.  Helen was also a member and past worthy matron for the former Williamsburg Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.

     Helen was a woman of strong faith, with a wonderful sense of humor, who loved her family with all her heart.  She also enjoyed flower gardening and baking the most delicious pies.

     A funeral service will be held at 1pm, Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Fairview Church of the Brethren, rural Williamsburg, Brother Thomas Hanks and Rev. Jerry McCuller Jr. officiating.  Interment will follow at Shellytown-Fairview Cemetery, rural Williamsburg.  Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg.

     Memorial contributions in memory of Helen may be given to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 or Blair Senior Services, 1320 12th Ave., Altoona, PA 16601.



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Funeral Service
March 5, 2022

1:00 PM
Fairview Church of the Brethren
1022 Fairview Rd
Williamsburg, PA 16693


Blair Senior Services
1320 12th Ave, Altoona PA 16601
Tel: 1-814-946-1235

Shriners Hospitals for Children
2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL 33607

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