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Helen Schnure Harter

January 7, 1915 — July 27, 2013

Helen Schnure Harter, 98, of Mifflinburg entered into eternal glory at 8:28 PM on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Rolling Hills Manor, Millmont, where she had been a resident since 1999.

She was born on January 7, 1915 in Swengel, the daughter of the late Clarence Christian and Grace (Witmer) Schnure, but was raised by her Aunt and Uncle, Ernest and Helen Ruhl of Millmont. She graduated from Mifflinburg High School class of 1931 and went on to work at the Millmont Post Office. On November 13, 1937, she married Wilmer O. "Red" Harter and they remained residents of Mifflinburg until Red's death on July 29, 1993.

Helen was employed at various times in part time positions at the Mifflinburg A&P, Gramley's Store, Evans Department Store, Ben Franklin Store, and several family businesses including The Mifflinburg Telegraph, but her primary joy was spending time with family and friends. She frequently visited with friends in their homes, nursing homes, and earlier at George's lunch Bar in Mifflinburg. Helen loved to cook and to share her meals with others.

Helen's first priority was her relationship with the Lord and she spent much time in her latter years reading the Bible and praying for others around the world. She was also known for her generosity to those in need. "Godliness with contentment" could be her trademark. She was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mifflinburg for over 75 years, formerly taught Sunday school, and belonged to the David Dagle Missionary Society.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Harry H. and Diane L. Harter of Mifflinburg, two step-grandchildren, Jeffrey McClintock of Mifflinburg, Tamy Oberdorf of Lafayette, KY, and five great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Schnure and Keith Schnure.

Family and friends are invited to the visitation from 9-10 AM on Thursday at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 Market Street, Mifflinburg, where the funeral will be held at 10 with The Rev. Peter S. Bergstresser, officiating.

Interment will be in the Hartleton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Helen`s memory may be sent to the Memorial Fund of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 Market Street, Mifflinburg, PA 17844 or to the Gideon's International, P.O. Box 1081, Williamsport, PA 17703-1081.

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