H. Rhawn, 97, of 208 Oak Street Danville PA passed away peacefully Saturday
morning, January 11, 2014 at Geisinger-Bloomsburg Healthcare Center in
Bloomsburg PA. She was born October 14, 1916 in Danville PA, the daughter
of the late Stuart and Laura Pursel Hartman.
graduated from Danville High School in 1934 and received a teaching
certificate from Bloomsburg Normal School in 1936. Helen received her
Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Bloomsburg State College in
was married to her husband of 43 years, Robert J. Rhawn, who preceded her
in death in 1984. They were married August 15, 1941.
was an active and dedicated member of Grove Presbyterian Church for over 60
years. She and her husband served as Youth Group leaders and were involved
in the Young Couples Club. She also served as a deacon and an elder as well
as singing in the choir, being a greeter and an usher. Helen was a member
of the Women of the Grove. She was a member of the church quilting group
and kept the bulletin board at the church up to date with pictures and
articles of the activities of the church families. Helen ironed communion
linens for 40 years and also visited area nursing homes and shut-ins for as
long as she could drive. Helen was a past member of the Order of the
Eastern Star, the PSEA, NEA, PSERS and the Golden Agers.
taught for five years at the One Room Schoolhouse in Montour Township PA
and was a dental assistant for Dr. Stevenson in Danville PA. Helen was a
well known and dedicated 2nd Grade teacher who was loved by many of her
students. She retired from the Danville School District after teaching 32
years, but was not forgotten by so many of the students whose lives she
impacted in such a positive way.
was an avid worldwide traveler and especially enjoyed visiting numerous
National Parks alongside her husband. She was a Phillies baseball fan and
loved to do crewel work.
survived by her daughter, Linda R. Neddoff-Weckter and her husband Wallace
of Danville PA. Also surviving is one grandson, Robert Neddoff of
Philadelphia PA and one granddaughter, Ann Neddoff of East Norriton PA. She
is also survived by one brother, Stuart L. Hartman of Danville PA and many
nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by four brothers and one
friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Helen's life to be held
Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Grove Presbyterian Church 330 Bloom
Street Danville PA with the Reverend Dr. Robert J. Andrews officiating.
Burial will be private. Friends will be received in the Great Room of the
church from 1:30 PM until 2:45 PM. The family will provide flowers. Memorial
contributions may be made to the church. Arrangements are under the
direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA.