Helen R. Deshner, 94, a resident of the Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown, Pa., and formerly of Centerville, Pa., entered into eternal life Sunday, January 6, 2013.

Helen was born in Youngsville, Pa. on February 9, 1918, a daughter of the late Ethel M. (Croup) and Archie G. Jackson.

She was employed during WWII by Sylvania in Warren, Pa., and also was employed for 12 years by John Henne in Titusville, whom she enjoyed working for very much.

Helen attended the Assembly of God Church in Titusville for many years. She was a talented musician who played the guitar, violin, mandolin, accordion and harmonica. She enjoyed playing her instruments in various country music festivals.

Surviving are 3 daughters: Sharon Chilson, of Sedona, Az., Bonnie Prenatt and Colleen Kucharski, both of Meadville, Pa. In addition to her daughters, Helen shared a special relationship with her niece, Marilyn McKinney of Youngsville, whom she loved very much. Also surviving are grandchildren Scott Southwick, Holly Hamilton, Steven Carrier, and Tyler Kucharski; one greatgrandchild Hunter Southwick; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Deshner; a sister, Mildred Jackson Ebel; and 3 brothers: Paul, Alvian, and Roderick Jackson, and a granddaughter, Lisa Joy Proper.

A funeral service will be held at McKinney Funeral Homes, 54 West Main St., Youngsville on Thursday at 12 p.m. where friends will be received for one hour of visitation prior to the service on Thursday. Burial will be private in Woodlawn Cemetery in Titusville.

Inlieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation be made to the Crawford County Care Center, 20881 St. Hwy 198, Saegertown, Pa. 16433. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or send an econdolence at www.mckinneyfuneral.com