Helen J. Kane, 79, of
208 West Mahoning Street Danville, PA died Saturday morning, March 20, 2004,
at her home. She was born August 8, 1924 in Danville, PA the daughter of
the late Charles D. and Mabel E. Mills Wildsmith.
She graduated from
Danville High School in 1941. She retired from Danville State Hospital
where she had been employed as a psychiatric aide. Mrs. Kane was a member
of St. Joseph Catholic Church Danville, PA.
seamstress, she enjoyed sewing and also enjoyed ceramics and gardening.
Mrs. Kane was especially fond of her time spent with her family.
She was married to
the late William H. Ryan, Sr. who died October 13, 1978. She is survived
by her second husband of 22 years, John F. Kane, whom she married November
Mrs. Kane is survived
by two sons; Charles Ryan and his wife Bette of Berwick, PA and Robert Ryan
and his wife Ellen of Danville, PA and four daughters; Susan Ryan of
Danville, PA; Sandra Sheppard of Palmyra, NJ, Joni Bishop of Graterford, PA
and Jane Wahley of Mineral, VA. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers; Charles E.
Wildsmith of Alva, FL; Ira E. Wildsmith of Newalla,OK and Joseph N.
Wildsmith of Philadelphia, PA and two sisters; Lois Ruch of Staunton, VA
and Patricia Corrigan of Wilburton, PA. She is also survived by a
daughter-in-law Judith Ryan of Berwick, PA. In addition to her first
husband, she was preceded in death by one son; William H. Ryan, Jr. in
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held Wednesday at 11:00 AM from St. Joseph Catholic Church 18
E. Center Street Danville, PA with the Reverend William M. Weary
officiating. Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Friends will
be received Tuesday evening from 7-9 PM at
Miller-Visneski Funeral Home 10 West Mahoning Street Danville, PA where
a prayer service will be held at 8:00 PM conducted by Holly Billet, pastoral
assistant. Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Nursing Center at
Maria Joseph Manor 600 Schoolhouse Road Danville, PA 17821 or Geisinger
Hospice Memorial Fund 100 North Academy Avenue Danville, PA 17822.