Smethport - Helen K. Mitchell Lawton, 82, of Bradford, died Tuesday (March 14, 2017) in the Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.
She was born Sept. 17, 1934 in Bradford, a daughter of Arthur and Mildred Seaward Ray. She was first married to the late Cleon Mitchell. She then married the late Richard Lawton.
Helen was a graduate of Bradford Area High School. She was a homemaker tending to the needs of her family.
She is survived by:
two daughters: Sandy (Allen, Jr.) Fitzsimmons of Smethport and Michelle (Greg) McSkiming of Lackawanna, NY
three sons: Larry (Luann) Mitchell of Smethport, Pat Mitchell of Gifford, and Ralph (Seena Housler) Mitchell of Mt. Jewett
two sisters: Maxine Curtis and Marie Barlow, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, Lenny Mitchell, a daughter, Sally Ann Mitchell, two sisters and one brother.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 18, from 10 A.M. To 12 Noon at Hilltop Baptist Church, Rt.646, Gifford, PA, where funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.