Helen K. Smith, 83

June 14, 2021

Helen K. Smith, 83, of Lititz, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday, June 14, 2021, after a month-long illness in the hospital. Born in England in January of 1938, she was the youngest daughter of Elsie Ina Louise Morris and John Edward Gooden. She had 3 older sisters, all of whom preceded her in death.

After school, she was a homemaker while her children were young, and then worked as a legal secretary most of her life in both the UK and United States.

Helen was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved and cared for her family deeply. She also had an abundance of friends and acquaintances, which was a testament to her outgoing spirit, friendly nature, and great sense of humor. To know her was to be her friend. She will be greatly missed by everyone.

Surviving are her 2 daughters, Kathy Henry, wife of Mel Henry, Wrightsville; and Donna Hahn, wife of Tony Hahn, Lancaster. In addition, 2 grandchildren, Heidi Son, wife of Sam Son, Wrightsville; and Jared Hahn, husband of Alexandria Hahn, Lititz, and 4 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make any contributions to the Lititz Fire Company and/or Warwick Community Ambulance, as per her request.

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Condolences to the Family

July 07, 2021

It has taken me a while to gather my thoughts.  Helen will be greatly missed.  She was a warm, caring, considerate and smart friend.  We worked together for a number of years, and still kept in touch.  Her sense of humor, particularly her quotes from Monty Python, was spot-on.  She was so proud of her daughters and I know Jared gave her a considerable sense of pride.  Condolences to all from me and Barb.  We share your loss.

June 25, 2021

Helen was always a bright spot in the day.  My condolences to her family.
Pam Souders

June 23, 2021

I remember Helen with fondness from when I worked with her at Central Pennsylvania Legal Services.  What I remember most, in addition to her English accent that never diminished, is her sense of humor. Any trip I made to her desk involved mutual laughter.  Good for the soul.  It was always evident how much she loved her daughters. My sincere condolences to her beloved family.  Sue Wood

June 21, 2021

I had the pleasure of knowing Helen eating lunches and drinking tea with love and laughter all the way.  Always in my thoughts Rest In Peace special lady. 💝
Pauline Barefoot

June 21, 2021

Dear Donna and Family:
So so Sorry to hear of her passing, may God Comfort you all in your time of Need~~
Carol O’Donnell

June 20, 2021

Helen was a dear and loving sister-in-law to me and always loving and caring to my mother. We remained very close until the end of her life and she will be remembered with deep affection. My dear friend and confidant.

June 20, 2021

To Helen’s family: 
I had the pleasure of knowing Helen for many years, having worked with her at Central PA Legal Services (later MidPenn) for over 30 years.  Helen was one of those rare individuals who had a way of brightening others’ days.  She was great with clients – always treating them with the courtesy and respect they deserved.  I hope you can take comfort in knowing that Helen’s life made a difference for so many.  Please accept my heartfelt condolences. 
Dan Browning

June 20, 2021

Worked with Helen at Central PA Legal Services, now Mid Penn Legal. She was the upmost fair, kind and professional person. Your openness to diversity will always be remembered by me. She welcomed me with open arms when I first started my job. Heaven gained a wonderful person, may she now Rest In Peace knowing the difference she made in my life and how much I loved her.

June 20, 2021

So sorry for the loss of Helen, she was very loving and caring lady. Always enjoyed having her at mom’s at Christmas time.. Prayers to all

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