Helen E. Klunk
01/23/1916 - 03/07/2018

Helen E. Klunk, 102, of McSherrystown, entered into God’s eternal care on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at her home with family by her side. She was the wife of Richard F. Klunk who died November 15, 2006.  Born January 23, 1916 in New Oxford, she was the daughter of Earl and Eva (Staub) Strausbaugh.  Helen previously worked at Middleburg Mfg. Co., Lana Lobell and the Hat Shoppe in Hanover.   She was member of Annunciation Catholic Church in McSherrystown and was the oldest living person in McSherrystown. She enjoyed playing cards, baking pies and spending time with her family and friends.  Surviving are five children; Rose Ann Little of New Oxford, Stephen Klunk and partner John Luckenbill of Villages, FL, Michael Klunk of York, Thomas Klunk and wife Patricia of Hanover and Kathy Hagarman and husband Greg of Hanover, son-in-law; Roger Urban and daughter-in-law; Sandy Klunk, 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, two siblings; Kenneth Strausbaugh of York, Fred Strausbaugh of Virginia Beach, VA. She was preceded in death by a daughter; Joan Urban, a grandson; Anthony Little and three siblings; Lillian Kleffman, Robert Strausbaugh and Earl Strausbaugh Jr.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2018 at Annunciation Church in McSherrystown with Rev. Charles L. Persing as celebrant. Burial will be private. Friends and relatives will be received 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave. McSherrystown with a prayer service at 5 p.m.  Serving as pallbearers will be: Patrick Klunk, Jeremy Klunk, Tyler Hagarman, Scott Little, Anthony “Smoke” Staub and John Atkins.  Contributions in memory of Helen may be made to Annunciation Church Memorial Fund, 26 N. Third St. McSherrystown, PA 17344 or McSherrystown Senior Center, 201 S. Third Street, McSherrystown, PA 174344.

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Posted at:03/09/2018 10:10 am
James Phillips / Gary Maggard - CtJim@aol.com
We so loved Helen Klunk. Such wonderful memories of a very vibrant, caring woman. The family will surely cherish their own memories. May those memories be ever so much more vivid as a result of a full life that was lived well and with abounding love and enthusiasm. We are fortunate to have known her. She will be so missed. Our thoughts are with you.

Posted at:03/08/2018 11:11 pm
steve - steven442@comcast.net
roseann, heartfelt condolences,a fine lady

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