Helen Clare (Goodwin) Conrad, 96, Indiana, (formerly of Tequesta, Florida, Clearfield and New Florence PA) died September 11, 2021 while at St Andrews Village.
The daughter of Edward I. and Alice C. (Alexander) Goodwin, she was born November 29, 1924 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Helen graduated from New Florence High School in 1942. She then attended and graduated from Columbia Hospital School of Nursing in 1945. She was then employed during her nursing career by the following hospitals: New Kensington, Allegheny Valley, Clearfield and Indiana.
Helen was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and former member of Graystone Presbyterian Church, Indiana; Trinity Methodist Church, Clearfield; and Trinity Presbyterian Church, New Florence.
She enjoyed spending time with her husband, Ralph, family and friends at their lake house at Deep Creek Lake in Maryland. She also found pleasure in reading, biking, golfing, swimming, attending plays and movies, antique shopping, playing cards, dominos and computer games.
Surviving are her 6 children: Ralph “Ed” Conrad, Cranberry Township, PA; Karol (Dennis) Wells, Indiana; Caprice “Cappie” Bell, Indiana; Merialice (Fred) Kozel, Tuscaloosa AL; Cindy (Dennis) Barnhart, Mt Lebanon; and Scott (Bonnie) Conrad, Chester, VA; 16 grandchildren: Dianna (Gene) Kelly, Joanna (Chris) Eckstein, Chad (Leah) Wells, Matthew (Angela) Wells, Steven Wells, Jennifer (Matt) Fridg, Holly (Eric) High, James “Jeb” Bell, Erin (Jeff) Schrimsher, Clare (Harrison) Wallace, John Kozel, Alex Barnhart, Lindsey Barnhart, Elizabeth ( Ryan) Lee, Rebecca (Tim) Holness, and Kaitlyn, (Andrew) Brown; 22 great grandchildren; brother, Edward W. Goodwin, Taylors, SC; 3 step sisters: Lynn (Bob) Glenn, Penn Hills; Lottie Whigham, Bellevue, OH; Molly Caine, St. Vincent, West Indies; and her son-in-law Lee Sheldrake, Erie.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 60 years, Ralph W. Conrad; daughter, Melanie Sheldrake; grandson Keith Sheldrake; great grandson, James High; sister, Alice Hood; and a son-in-law, James H. Bell.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 10 am to 11 am with a Memorial Service to follow at 11 am on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the Grace United Methodist Church, Indiana with Pastor Kathy Mihoerck officiating. Interment in the Bethel Cemetery in Clyde will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests memorial donations be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 712 Church Street, Indiana, Pa 15701 or the VNA/Hospice, 850 Hospital Road, Suite 3000, Indiana, Pa 15701.
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