SALEM - Helen Mary Yanek, 85, of Salem, Ohio, died Thursday evening, July 17, 2014 at the Salem Regional Medical Center with her family by her side.
She was born Aug. 15, 1928 in Youngstown, Ohio, daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Mlinarcik) Kicko.
Helen was a 1946 graduate of Salem High School and had worked at the Salem China Company. She was a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church and C.D. of A.
Her husband of 66 years, John Yanek, whom she married July 3, 1948, survives her along with three sons, Thomas (Janice) Yanek of Salem, Mark (Tina) Yanek of Salem and Charles (Debbi) Yanek of Salem; two sisters, Ann Yanek of Salem and Josephine Kataro of Salem; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Two sisters, Mary Thomas and Margaret Kicko, preceded her in death.
A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 at the St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Steve Wassi officiating. No calling hours will be held. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Her obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.