Helen M. (Jones) Detra

Died: Thu., Jan. 21, 2021


Public Graveside Service

2:00 PM Tue., Jan. 26, 2021
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery


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     Helen M. (Jones) Detra, 67, of Mifflin, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at Hershey Medical Center.

     Born July 3, 1953 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth D. and Helen M. (Kauffman) Jones.

     She is survived by two daughters, Lesa Kramer and husband, Joe, and Catheanne L. Long and husband, Joseph, all of Mifflin, one sister, Kathy R. Bohince and husband, Richard, of Newport News, Va., five grandchildren, Autumn Young, Joseph Long, Joseph Kramer, Jr., Elizabeth Long, and Bradley Long, one great-granddaughter, Emma Young, one niece, Jessica E. Bohince, and one nephew, Richard Bohince.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Brendan Young, Bethany Elizabeth Love, and Sarah Long and one son-in-law, David Young.

     Helen retired from the U.S. Postal Service where she had worked as a clerk for more than 30 years.

     She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Mifflin and Mifflin Fire Department #2.

     She was a political activist and enjoyed posting on facebook, reading, and going for rides in the car. She had many special feline friends through the years. She especially liked going to Disneyworld. She loved her family very much and was the best “Zammie” to her grandchildren and great-granddaughter that anyone could be.

     There will be a public graveside service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, with Pastor Dan Kerlin officiating. If you wish to be seated for the service, please bring a chair.

     Contributions may be made to Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown to help with the funeral costs.

     Condolences may be left at www.gussfh.com.

Charitable donations may be made in Helen's memory to the following organization:

Guss Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Third Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059
Tel: 717-436-2149

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Crystal Arentz
   Posted Sat January 23, 2021
Helen was such a kind, funny and amazing woman. She always made me feel like family and also knew just how to cheer me up. I’ll miss you but every time I think of you I’ll smile and be grateful I got to a beautiful person like you.

Bonnie Heckman
   Posted Sun January 24, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Helen's passing. She had such a loving spirit and was always the life of the party & fun to be around. My sincere sympathies go out to Catheanne & Lisa and all the rest of this family. Helen is in a better place and there is no pain in heaven. Sending peace and blessings to comfort you in this time of loss. Hugs, B.

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