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Helen Anne Woodruff

July 8, 1924 — July 31, 2019

Mrs. Helen Anne McDonough Woodruff, age 95, of Royersford, PA passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at her home with her family at her side.


          Helen was born on the family farm in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, PA, on July 8, 1924, the daughter of the late Francis and Anna Byron McDonough.  She graduated from the Wyalusing High School, a member of the class of 1942.  She married Donald G. Woodruff of Jeffersonville, OH on November 21, 1951 and he predeceased her on February 17, 1973. 


          Helen worked as a clerk for the Cities Service Oil Company in Tulsa, OK.  Her husband Don was a supervisor at Cities Service and after his death she moved to PA.


          Helen was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Royersford and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society.  She was a volunteer at Sacred Heart School, and also for meals on wheels for many years.   She enjoyed being with her family and visiting the local casino.  She traveled in North American, South America and also in Europe.




Twin daughters:

Barbara  Woodruff                                     Royersford, PA

Beverly A. Woodruff                        Royersford, PA



Melissa Woodruff                             Boyertown, PA



Keely Woodruff                                Boyertown, PA


And her faithful dog, Peggy Sue


          Helen was predeceased by two sons:  Michael Woodruff August 19, 2013 and Patrick Woodruff, March 26, 2017.


          A Transferal Service will be held on Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 9:30 A.M. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at St. Basil’s church, Dushore, PA with the Rev. Thomas J. Major, pastor, presiding.  Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Cummiskey, PA.


          Friends may call at the Homer Funeral Home on Sunday, August 4, 2019, from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.


          The family will provide the flowers and ask that Memorial Contributions be sent to St. Basil’s storm damage fund, PO Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614.


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Sunday, August 4, 2019

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Homer Funeral Home Dushore

206 Water Street
Dushore, PA 18614

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Transferal Service

Monday, August 5, 2019

9:30 - 9:45 am (Eastern time)

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Homer Funeral Home Dushore

206 Water Street
Dushore, PA 18614

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, August 5, 2019

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Monday, August 5, 2019

11:15am - 11:30 pm (Eastern time)

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St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Cummiskey

Cummiskey Road
New Albany, PA 18833

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