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Helene V. (Herb) Hensel, 97, wife of the late John Raber, passed away on Friday, July 17 at Bartley Health Care Center in Jackson, NJ.

Born in Mahanoy City, PA, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Birdie (Reese) Herb.

Surviving is her daughter Alice Rosica of Myrtle Beach, SC., 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her daughter Emilie Watkins, her son Peter Raber, and her sister Ruth Ochs.

Helene was a member of 1st United Methodist Church in Mahanoy City where she was a member of the choir and a pianist.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 11AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Pottstown. Friends may call on Wednesday from 10AM to 11AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Helene’s name to the 1st United Methodist Church, 410 E. Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City, PA 17948.

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