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Helen D. Geisler

Obituary for Helen D. Geisler

May 29, 2019
Abington, Pennsylvania

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Helen D. Geisler (nee Doughtery), of Abington, passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the age of 89. Beloved mother of Chryss Mench (Richard) and Kurt Geisler (Fercy); loving grandmother to Clinton Mench (Laura Martin), Heather Craven (Joel Craven), Joy Craven (Greg Craven), Travis Geisler, Conner Geisler, and Reagan Geisler; caring great-grandmother to Davis, Cora, Levi, Caroline, and Ethan; loving sister to Gertrude Sandora. Helen is predeceased by her sibilings John Dougherty, Alice Wienelowicz, Mary Dembitz, Anna Kesseg, Franny Yanalavage, Betty Hoffman, and Kathryn Hogg. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

Helen was born into a large family in the small coal mining town of Delano. She loved learning, reading, writing, and people. Here are her own words to describe herself: A daughter, a sister, a mother, a grandmother, a great grandmother, an aunt, a friend, a neighbor, an American, a missionary, an advocate, an activist, a voter, a choir member, a student of the Bible….and, I might add, a strong determined, and capable woman.

Also in her own words: In Lieu of Flowers
Do not send expensive hot house flowers, bring, if you will, a living African violet for someone else to take home. Plant a lilac bush in your own yard. Donate a book to a library – any book a child would like. Or, give a book you love to a child. Give someone the best self help book ever written – the Bible. Eat at a diner and secretly treat someone to lunch. Remember to forgive yourself as well as others….

If you do any of Mom's suggestions, we would love for you to share by posting at #7thDougherty Girl, or send us a text, card, or email.

Services will be held Saturday, July 13 at Trinity Community Church, 1200 Easton Road, Roslyn, PA 19001. Visit with the family from 10:00 -11:00. Service at 11:00 with lunch following.

Family services entrusted to Craft/Givnish of Abington.

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  • Also in her own words: In Lieu of Flowers Do not send expensive hot house flowers, bring, if you will, a living African violet for someone else to take home. Plant a lilac bush in your own yard. Donate a book to a library – any book a child would like.

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Craft-Givnish Funeral Home of Abington, Ltd.

1801 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
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