Helen Louise Middendorf

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Helen Louise Middendorf

September 23, 1920 - February 01, 2019

Helen Louise Middendorf Helen Louise Middendorf, 98, of New Castle peacefully went to be with her Lord on Feb. 1, 2019, after a beautiful life of service.
She was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 23, 1920, to Leonard and Ruth Seaton Hovis.
Helen Louise grew up in Boyers, Pennsylvania, graduating from Grove City High School in 1937 and Grove City College in 1941 with a degree in secondary English education.
She began her teaching career in Venango and Butler counties. She taught English for 23 years at Neshannock High School and set the bar high for her students, many of whom thanked her in later years.
Helen Louise married Floyd E. Middendorf on June 11, 1945, and he preceded her in death in 1994.
They had two children, David (Jennifer) Middendorf, who survives, and Carole Jean Brooks (Ralph), who preceded her in death on July 26, 2016, after a three-year battle with cancer.
The family shared many fond camping memories together. And she so enjoyed visits from her niece, Ruthie (Lynn) Augenstene of Jacksonville, Florida.
Six grandchildren complete her family circle that brought great joy to Helen Louise. They are David (Lori) Middendorf, Stacey (Cliff) Lessnau, Melissa (Steve) LaPlace, Ashley Middendorf (Ty) Talley, Heather (Mike) Keller and Adam (Brenda) Brooks. She loved being visited by her nine great-grandchildren who complete the family circle.
Helen Louise's faith was her top priority in life and she truly was one of God's angels on earth. She actively belonged to First Baptist Church, where for many years she led the Sparklers, organizing activities and the 3M Sunday school class. She was the catalyst for bringing many others to Prime Timers and Challenges Center.
Helen Louise always found ways to be a disciple for Christ. In later years when she could not get out, she was a great phone companion for many people.
Helen Louise was a great encourager when visiting her; she was the one who uplifted you. She met life's challenges with joy, thanking her Savior for every trail and looked forward to being called home.
Helen Louise Middendorf will be remember for her life well-lived.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Yergan officiating.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on February 1, 2019
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Monday February 04, 2019

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

R. Cunningham Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA, USA

Visitation

Tuesday February 05, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

R. Cunningham Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA, USA

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Tuesday February 05, 2019

11:00 AM

R. Cunningham Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA, USA

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5 posts

Beth King Witowich
Feb 07, 2019
Glad she had a long, happy life. I was one of her students. She taught us well. She challenged us, but the knowledge she shared carried me through all my studies and profession. Blessings to the family.
Beth Krlich
Feb 02, 2019
She was a wonderful English teacher! Even in high school, kids could tell who could teach and who couldn't. This woman could. She was kind and strict at the same time. God Bless her for having a nice long life. I was blessed to have several good English teachers at Neshannock, she was certainly one.
Carmi Zona Paris
Feb 02, 2019
Mrs Middendorf was a wonderful and caring educator, dedicated to her family, profession and students. We will be forever grateful for guidance and commitment to help all her students excel. A grateful Neshannock High student Carmi (Zona) Paris
June Carr
Feb 02, 2019
Sympathy on Helen Louiseā€™s passing. The Middendorfs and my family have been friends for many years, have many good memories. Now look forward to seeing them again in Heaven.
Michael Alexander
Feb 02, 2019
Rest in peace our dear teacher. You were a gem who positively impacted the lives of so many of your students.