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Eileen B. Sweitzer Helzel

    Eileen B. Sweitzer Helzel was born March 23, 1943 in Armbrust, Pennsylvania to Jacob Allison Sweitzer (deceased) and Esther B. Rush Sweitzer Weyandt. She was a resident of Bledsoe County, and died August 14, 2009 at her home.

    She leaves behind her mother Esther Weyandt; sisters Shirley Kay (Homer) Barnhart of Hunker, Pennsylvania, Pamela Faye (Giles) Kelly of Bruce, Florida; husband William O. Helzel; four children Robert Daniel (Linda) McKee of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Jay Darryl McKee of Erie, Pennsylvania, Coleen Elizabeth Reagan of Scottsdale, Pennsylvania, Patrick David (Jamie) McKee of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild, eight step-children; and numerous grandchildren; and step-great-grandchildren.

    She was an active member of Frostbite House of Prayer in Bledsoe County; an associate member, a board member, and former firefighter of Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department; a member of Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains, Federation of Fire Chaplains International, Tennessee Emergency Service Chaplains Association, and the Tennessee Crisis Response Network.

    Funeral services were held at Frostbite House of Prayer on August 18 with Rev. Paul Daniel officiating.

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    Pikeville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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