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Helen M. Pickel


Helen Mae Pickel, 86, of the Middletown Home, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018. She was born August 26, 1932 in Middletown, daughter of the late William and Lydia (Stoner) Cain.

She was retired from the Middletown Home. She loved spending time with her family, gardening, flowers, birds and reading.

She was the widow of Walter Pickel and was preceded in death by an infant son Tony, two sisters Betty Paules and Roberta Hevel, and three brothers William, Robert and Gerald Cain.

She is survived by two daughters Karen Slingland, wife of Paul Sr. and Cheryl Brightbill; a son David Lewallen and wife Cindy; a grandson Paul Slingland Jr. and wife Barb; a granddaughter Lesa Lewallen; two great-grandsons Joseph Bauder and wife Christine and Hayden Slingland; a great-great-grandson Elliott Bauder; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Middletown Home, 999 W. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057 or ASANA Hospice & Palliative Care, 4813 Jonestown Rd., Ste. 201, Harrisburg, PA 17109.