Meadville Tribune

January 4, 2014

Helen Muck Heil

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Helen Muck Heil, 88, of Meadville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community.

Helen was born in Braddock on Nov. 30, 1925, a daughter of Lawrence A. and Evelyn Lee Muck. Her family moved to Meadville in 1935. On Feb. 15, 1947, she married Albert F. Heil, who preceded her in death on May 17, 2003.

She attended St. Agatha School and graduated from Meadville High School. She retired from Talon Inc. in 1989. She was employed by GTI-Saegertown for five years and Spaulding’s Wholesale for six years. As a teenager, she worked at the Nut Shop and Woolworth’s 5 & 10 store.

She loved family get-togethers and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Tapping Tootsies and a former line-dancer at the Meadville Community Center. She was a walking-for-health enthusiast, took up cross-country skiing in her 60s, was an avid reader and a member of St. Agatha’s Roman Catholic Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia A. Heil of Asheville, N.C., and Barbara J. Furno and her husband, William D. Furno, of Meadville; a grandson, Richard Furno and his wife, Heather, of Mt. Airy, Md.; a granddaughter, Crystal Hemlock and her husband, Jason, of Meadville; three great-grandchildren, Jade, Colton and Caylee; her sister, Mabel Muck of Erie; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Anna Fisher; and a brother, Martin A. Muck.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church, 353 Pine St., Meadville, on April 12 at 10 a.m.

The family requests that memorial contributions to be made to St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church, 353 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or to the charity of donor’s choice.

Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Helen's Book of Memories online at

Arrangements are in the care of Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc, 544 Chestnut St., Meadville.