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Helen M. Prokupek

October 27, 2012
Salem News

SALEM - Helen M. Prokupek, 93, of Salem, died at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at the Courtyard at Lexington in Salem.

She was born May 8, 1919, in Salem, Ohio, the daughter of the late William and Veronica (Hergenrother) Scheuring.

Helen was a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church, C. D. of A., life member of the Art Guild, former member of the YWCA, and a graduate of Shaler Township High School.

Her husband, Arnold F. Prokupek, whom she married, Sept. 20, 1942, preceded her in death Dec. 22, 2005.

She was also preceded in death by a sister Vera Mae Gilroy and two brothers, William and Wayne Scheuring.

Survivors include three daughters, Alice Ann Gunning of Salem, Jeannie (John) Fedorek of Las Vegas, Nev., and Joyce (Edward) Cyrus of Orange, Va.; a son, Dennis (Marge) Prokupek of Stateville, N.C.; five sisters, Mary Rafferty of Hartville, Ohio, Virginia Haas of Tarpon Springs, Fla., Winifred Ritter and Wilma Haney, both of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Millie Voll of Tom's River, N.J.; two brothers, Richard Scheuring and George Scheuring, both of Pittsburgh, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at the St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards and Father Steve Wassie officiating.

A prayer vigil service was held on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at 5:45 p.m. followed by calling hours from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Burial was at Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice of Ohio, 7206 Market St., Youngstown, Ohio 44512; and St. Paul Catholic Church, 935 E. State St., Salem, Ohio 44460.

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