2011-03-24 / Obituaries

Helen Raker

Bloomsburg, Pa., 87

Helen Jean Raker, 87, a longtime resident of Bloomsburg, Pa., died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the Berwick Retirement Village in Berwick, Pa.

She was born Sept. 26, 1923, in Greencastle, the daughter of the late Glenn and Ethel Fisher Ogle.

She was married to Robert Thomas Raker on Aug. 26, 1941, in McConnellsburg.

She was a graduate of Greencastle High School. Most of her adult life, she was a legal secretary serving several firms, retiring from the law firm of Derr, Pursel, Luschas and Norton in Bloomsburg, Pa.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Robert Thomas Raker; one son, Robert Thomas Raker Jr. of Bloomsburg, Pa.; and one brother, Robert (husband of Betty) Ogle of Waynesboro.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Ethel Ogle; one daughter, Connie Jane Raker and one sister, Madlyn Chamberlin.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p. m. Monday, March 21, at Union Cemetery in McConnellsburg. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome.com.

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