Helen Emma Weitzel (1927 - 2020)

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Helen Emma (Stauffer) Weitzel
1927 - 2020
Born
July 16, 1927
Willow Grove, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania United States
Death
February 19, 2020
Harborview Rehabilitation and Care Center at Doylestown 432 Maple Ave, in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania United States 18901
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Harborview Rehabilitation & Care Center 432 Maple Ave., in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania United States 18901
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Helen Emma Weitzel was born on July 16, 1927 in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Her maiden name is Stauffer and she married into the Weitzel family. She is the child of Esther Mildred Stauffer and Leon Paul Stauffer Sr., with siblings Leon, Stanley, Walter, Charles, and Clara. According to her family tree, Helen was mother to 3 children. She married Kermit Richard Weitzel on September 11, 1948 in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. They were married until Kermit's death in 2014 at Golden LivingCenter - Doylestown, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. They had children Kenneth Richard Weitzel, Lori Ann Barrett, and Richard Keith Weitzel. She died on February 19, 2020 at Harborview Rehabilitation and Care Center at Doylestown, Doylestown, Pennsylvania at 92 years old.
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Harborview Rehabilitation & Care Center 432 Maple Ave., in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania United States 18901
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Helen Weitzel died on at Harborview Rehabilitation and Care Center at Doylestown 432 Maple Ave, in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania United States 18901
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Beulah Cemetery 238 Almshouse Rd, in New Britain, Bucks County, Pennsylvania United States 18901
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Helen E. Weitzel of New Britain died peacefully on Wednesday,February 19,2020,at Harborview in Doylestown. She was 92. Born in Willow Grove,PA,she was the beloved wife to the late Kermit Richard Weitzel,the loving mother of Kenneth Weitzel,proud grandmother of the late Taylor M. Barrett,the daughter of the late Leon and Esther Rutherford Stauffer,and the mother-in-law of the late Tami Weitzel. Helen shared 66 years of blissful marriage to her high school sweetheart,Kermit. She was a Drum Majorette for Abington High School and she was also a talented clarinet performer and pianist. Helen was proud of working over ten years with the Fresh Air Fund of Bucks County and she cherished being a loving and devoting wife,mother,grandmother,and great-grandmother. Helen will be greatly missed,but eternally loved by everyone who had the distinct honor and privilege of being loved by her. Helen is survived her loving and devoted children,Lori Barrett and her husband,William of Hillsborough,NJ and Richard Weitzel of Ottsville,PA. She is also survived by her five loving grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing from 11 A.M. until her funeral service at 12:30 P.M. Monday,February 24,2020,at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home,241 East Butler Avenue (at Sandy Ridge Rd.),New Britain,PA 18901. Interment will follow in Beulah Cemetery in New Britain. In lieu of flowers,contributions in her name may be made to the Bucks County SPCA,PO Box 277,Lahaska,PA 18931. www.fluehr.com To Plant Memorial Trees in memory,please visit our Sympathy Store.

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In 1927, in the year that Helen Emma Weitzel was born, aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

In 1934, when she was merely 7 years old, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1949, she was 22 years old when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1982, at the age of 55 years old, Helen was alive when on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

In 1991, at the age of 64 years old, Helen was alive when on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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