Helen L. Bickel

April 5, 1934March 13, 2021

Helen L. Bickel, 86, of Jersey Shore, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021 at UPMC Williamsport Hospital.

Mrs. Bickel was born April 5, 1934 in Jersey Shore, the daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Clark) Hoffman.

She was Pentecostal by Faith.

Mrs. Bickel was a United States Army Veteran.

Helen was known as “Mother” to all and her favorite saying was “You got to be tough.”

Helen is survived by six children; Cynthia Edwards and her husband Garry of Jersey Shore, Connie McGowan and her husband Rodney of Orderville, UT, Edward Bickel and his wife Jane of Cedar City, UT, Brenda Bickel and Dave Litzelman of Jersey Shore, Dale Bickel and his wife Stacie of Cedar City, UT and Letha Bickel of Jefferson, OR, fourteen grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, a brother, Kenny Hoffman and his wife Debbie of Colorado, two sisters-in-law; Pat Hoffman and Jamie Hoffman and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Charles T. Bickel, Sr., whom she married May 12, 1955 in Jersey Shore and who passed away October 9, 2016 and a son, Chuck Bickel, a granddaughter, Heather Edwards, two grandsons; Mitch Bower and Jeremy Dempsey, a brother, Floyd “Bud” Hoffman and a sister, Jeanne Bickel.

Honoring Mrs. Bickel’s wishes there will be no public visitation or services.

The Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield is in charge of the arrangements.

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Shelly Confer

March 16, 2021

I had the privilege of caring for Helen the last 7 mos , she became like a second Mom to me.The last time she returned back home she called me and said she was home,that made my day , that she thought that much of me to let me know.She will be greatly missed.Love and prayers to everyone.She loved her family so much.