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Obituary for Helen C. Bem

Helen C. Bem, 86, of Cream Hollow Road, East Freedom, PA; passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2024 at UPMC Altoona Hospital. She was born on July 28, 1937 in Wilmore, PA; a daughter of the late Albert T. and Amelia (Bodenschatz) Endler. She was united in marriage to Donald Bem.

Along with her husband she is survived by daughters Kathy Bem and significant other Rob, Altoona, PA and Theresa Gropelli married to David, Duncansville, PA and brother Robert Endler married to Barb, Johnstown, PA.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by siblings Albert Endler, William Endler and Lois Robertson.

Helen spent her working years in the home helping to raise her daughters. She was a volunteer at Bon Secours Hospital for many years. She taught CCD for fifty years at St. Patricks Church in Newry, where she was a member. She enjoyed traveling with her family, doing word finds and her grand-furbabies company.

Friends and family will be received on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at The Good Funeral Home, Inc., 108 Alto Reste Park, Altoona, PA 16601 from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 26, 2024 at St. Patricks Church in Newry, PA at 1:00 P.M. with Father Allen P. Zeth officiating.

Burial will be held privately at Alto Reste Park, Altoona, PA

Arrangements by The Good Funeral Home, Inc., and Alto Reste Park, Altoona, PA.