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Helen R. (Overly) Shuster

January 28, 1927 ~ May 7, 2018 (age 91)

Helen R. Shuster, 91, of Lovers Lane, Kersey, PA, died, peacefully, at home on Monday, May 7, 2018.  A daughter of the late William Clark and Minnie (Goswick) Overly, she was born in Westmoreland County on January 28, 1927.  On May 27, 1948 she married Ray E. Shuster who predeceased her on October 19, 2015.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Charles Overly; three sisters, Hilda Achtziger, Lillian Achtziger and Doris Cole; a granddaughter, Valerie Shuster and a son-in-law, Reverend H. Gerald Poole, Jr.

Helen is survived by: her three children, Ray (Judy) Shuster, Jr. of Norvelt, PA, Diane Poole of Kersey, PA, and Donald (Priscilla) Shuster of San Antonio, TX; four grandchildren, Henry Gerald Poole III, H. Grant Poole, Aaron Shuster and Olivia Shuster; a brother, Donald (Carol) Overly of Grapevine, TX; and a sister, Elva Blackburn of Alverton, PA.

A member of the Center Bethel Church of God in Alverton, PA, she loved her Lord, her family, reading her Bible, crocheting and the family dog, Colby.  Helen enjoyed following currents events and keeping up with the news.  She hosted many Bible Studies at her home and everyone enjoyed Helen’s warm and inviting personality.

She lived most of her life in Westmoreland County and the past twelve years in Kersey.

There will be no public visitation.

Private services will be held at the family’s convenience.

Burial will takes place in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery of Benezette, PA.

The family suggests memorials to the Penn Highlands Community Nurses and Hospice of St. Marys and will be accepting online condolences at

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