Helen L McNeal, 85, of Zanesville, Ohio died Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Genesis Hospice-Morrison House, Zanesville.
She was born January 21, 1932 in Johnstown, PA, (Cambria County) daughter of Jesse and Lena (Berkstresser) McNeal.
She was raised in the home of her Grandmother and Aunt Rose McNeal, attended Scotland School for Veterans Children where she held many honors including winning a PA state championship for her homemade pie crust.
Helen graduated in 1950 with her Beauty Culture license which she put to use in Huntingdon.
Helen made her home in Huntingdon until 2005 when she relocated to Zanesville Ohio to be closer to her daughter.
Helen had various jobs in Huntingdon. She worked at Fiberglas and JC Blair hospital as a dietician before going to work at Gerbo from which she retired.
Along with lottery tickets and gambling Helen enjoyed playing cards and partying until her hair hurt with Jerry and Terry, Mark and Mitzi, Sally, Linda, Ellen and so many other friends.
Helen is survived by a daughter Crystal (partner Sharon); grandsons, Scott (Sara) Lloyd, Nick (Rose) Lunsford; granddaughter Kristy (Bryan) Dunnick; and eight great-grandsons Xavier, Gage, Damion, Jamier, Aiden, Jax, Dezmond and soon to arrive Hunter; her favorite niece Lena (Rick); her favorite nephews Mike (Linda), Donny (Walt) and George (Linda); plus her many great nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son Gregory Scott McNeal; a brother Harold "Bud" and his wife Betty McNeal; a nephew Dennis McNeal; and her partner Dan Grove.
A Cremation-With-Care has taken place and per Helen's request, no services will be held.