Helen M. (Spence) Paup

April 23, 1934 ~ December 24, 2020 (age 86)


Helen M. Paup, 86 of Venus , PA., died at 2:58 A.M. Thursday Dec. 24, 2020 at the home of her daughter in Franklin after an extended illness.

Born April 23, 1934 in Oil City, PA., she was the daughter of the late Russell & Viola Berlin Spence.

Helen attended Oil City Schools.

She was married on Oct. 6, 1951 to James L. “Jack” Paup and he preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1993.

A homemaker, Helen enjoyed traveling and doing word searches.

She was a member of Christ Fellowship Church in Venus.

Helen is survived by five children and their spouses

Carol Shaffer & her husband John of Franklin

Gloria Bearfield & her significant other Jack Shadle of Erie

Daniel Paup & his wife Beth of Oil City

Samuel Paup of Venus

Michelle Ritchey & her husband Rick of Venus

a daughter in law Gloria Jean Paup of Stoneboro

and the following grandchildren

Shawn Paup

Jennifer Stahl & her husband Fred

Becky Rhoades

Bobbi Rhoades

Jeanetta Bearfield

Andrew Shadle

Jeremy Paup & his wife Renata

Casey Barger & her husband Brian

Cassandra Cochran & her husband Will

7 great grandchildren

Adam, Jane, Miranda, Kelsey, Michael Cameron and Grayson

She is also survived by a brother

Bill Spence & his wife Ruth of Venus

two sisters

Judy Stevens of Flower Mound, TX

Jane Spence of Latonia, OH

 sisters-in-law Beatrice Spence of Oil City and Barb Spence of Stoneboro

and many nieces and nephews

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son George Paup

her son-in-law Perry Bearfield

five brothers

Sam, John, Richard, Robert and Dean Spence

and by a sister Patricia Johnson

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a limited visitation will be held on Monday from 2:00P.M.-3:00 P.M. at Christ Fellowship in Venus.

All visitors are asked to wear a face mask and practice safety protocol.

Funeral Services will be private.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital or to Christ Fellowship Church.

The Family would like to Thank Asera Care Hospice, especially Sheila, Brittany and Tracy for the care Helen received.

Interment will be in Heckathorn Cemetery.

The Reinsel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

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December 24, 2020

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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2305 Old State Road
venus, PA 16364

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