Helen M. Spriggs, 95, of Hazleton, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Hazleton.
Born in Zion Grove, March 12, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Matilda (VanBlargen) Tanner.
She was a member of Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace, Hazleton. She was also a prior member of the Ladies Axillary of the American Legion and was very active in the local senior citizen's center. She enjoyed playing BINGO, lotto and polka dancing. Helen will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her step-mother Josephine Tanner, a son William Spriggs, brothers Michael and Thomas Tanner, and sisters Isabell Kassick, Agnes Vestick, and Verna Tanner.
Surviving are four children Raymond Spriggs (Barbara), Lake Lehman; Tillie Mihalovich (Ed), Naples, FL; Harry Spriggs, Hazle Twp.; and Edwina Matuszkiewicz (Jason), Sheppton; 11 grandchildren Jennifer, Jarrod, Cody, and Danelle Spriggs, Eddie Mihalovich (Sara), Brian Mihalovich, Derek Schmidt (Nichole), Audra and Michael Schmidt, and Lauren and Dana Matuszkiewicz; six great-grandchildren Shane, Dylan, and Alexis Spriggs, and Evan, Jolie and Keira Mihalovich; a sister Josie Paladino, Hazleton; a brother Jim Tanner (Sue), Sheppton; many nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be held with a Memorial Service on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 11:00 am from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (West), 1265 Rock Glen Road, Rock Glen. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart RC Cemetery, Weston. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday morning from 10:00 am until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Hazleton Animal Shelter, PO Box 481, Hazleton, PA 18201. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com
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Hazleton Animal Shelter
PO BOX 481, Hazleton PA 18201