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Helen P. (Reesman) Galbreath

Born: Wed., May 3, 1922
Died: Fri., Mar. 4, 2016


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 09, 2016
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Mar. 10, 2016
Location: Union Baptist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Mar. 10, 2016
Location: Union Baptist Church

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Helen P. Galbreath, 93, passed away on Friday, March 4th, 2016 peacefully, at Fair Winds Manor in Winfield Twp. Helen was a lifelong resident of South Buffalo Twp. Helen was born in South Buffalo Twp, May 3, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Sarah H. (Claypool) and James B. Reesman. Helen was the widow of Ralph T. Galbreath, who passed in 2011. She was a lifetime member of Union Baptist Church in North Buffalo Twp., where she was the church pianist for 80 years. Helen was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She had been a member of the South Buffalo Twp. Vol. Fire Dept Ladies Aux. She enjoyed teaching people piano and organ for over 70 years. She also enjoyed going to her husband's Army reunions every year and caring for her garden. She is survived by her daughter Bonnie & George Kress, of Pine Twp., and her son Theodore R. "Ted" & Amy Galbreath, of Springfield, OH. She is also survived by her 3 grand daughters, Maegan (Justin) Cooper of Cranberry Twp., Joellen (Matt) Schibler of Elizabeth City, NC, Bethany Galbreath of Springfield, OH. Her 2 grandsons, George M. (Kerstin) Kress of Marshall Twp. and Benjamin C (Kelli) Galbreath of Springfield OH, 11 great grandchildren and her sister Betty (James) Jack, of Lower Burrell. She is preceded in death by her 5 brothers, Golden, Howard, Leonard, Harry and Kenneth Reesman. Her two sisters, Permeldia Reesman and Mary Grafton. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday March 9th from 2-4 & 6-8 pm in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. in Freeport. Visitation will continue on Thursday March 10th from 10-11 am. at the Union Baptist Church. . Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 10th, with Pastor Jonathan Hill officiating. Burial will be held in Slate Lick Cemetery Kittanning, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to; Union Baptist Church 475 Church Rd. Ext Kittanning, PA 16201.

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Gordo McQueen
   Posted Sat March 05, 2016
Helen was my piano teacher for many years and even though I really did not appreciate the lessons as a child, she helped instill a love of music in me that carries on to my children. I will cherish the memory of Helen. She was a wonderful person and good friend of my Mom.

Paul and Cyndee O'Malley White
   Posted Sun March 06, 2016
Our deepest sympathy to you, Ted, and to your entire family. May your mother rest in His peace.
Paul and Cyndee

Chrisy Saula
   Posted Mon March 07, 2016
In our Hearts and Memory~ Thank you for sharing Helen with us at Fair Winds Manor. She made a beautiful impact on us all. Chrisy Saula/ Administrator

Allen and Janice Keener
   Posted Mon March 07, 2016
Helen was a wonderful Christian woman. Her love of music and her ability to play the piano was outstanding. We saw her at Fair Winds just before Christmas and she was just as sweet and as kind as ever. She is in a better place now. We love you, Helen!

Paul G. Beckett
   Posted Mon March 07, 2016
I want to express my sympathy to you, Ted, Bonnie and your family. As you know I was a first cousin to Tom and considered him a favorite cousin since we spent a lot of time together, both as kids and then as adults. Helen was a great friend as well and I hate to think she's gone. She cooked a great many wonderful meals for Muriel and I through the years. She becomes the last of my first cousins and cousins-in-law. Love, Paul Beckett

The Otterman Family
   Posted Mon March 07, 2016
Ted , Bonnie and family.
You have our deepest sympathy on your loss. May She rest in peace.

Diana (Van Dyke) Cohn
   Posted Tue March 08, 2016
Ted and Bonnie, Your mother was blessed with the gift of music. There is music, then there is, "Helen's music". Your mother could make a piano or organ, dance with joy! I was blessed with the opportunity to take piano and organ lessons from her. Her music will never end. She instilled the love of piano and organ to so many, that some of us have taught her music, or instilled it into our own children and grandchildren. Her music will go on forever! It was an honor to be your mothers student. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your families at this sad time. Diana (VanDyke) Cohn

Corbin and Goldie Jack
   Posted Wed March 09, 2016
I lived my younger years near the Union Baptist Church and my mother was a Claypool ,a .distant cousin of The Reesman Family.And our whole family loved to hear Helen play the piano there at the church .The family has our condolences.

Bill and Kathy (Hill) Sickenberger
   Posted Thu March 10, 2016
Dear Ted and family,
I was not one of the lucky ones to take piano lessons from Helen but did get to enjoy her music ministry at Fair Winds. Many days I heard her playing in the dining room and making that "out of tune" piano sing. After I had no need to be there, I still enjoyed coming back to talk with Helen. Even my daughter and grandsons visited her. They read her "memories" from the memory jar (what a great idea). She was a wealth of wisdom, loved the Lord and she loved her family. I will miss not seeing her but I know she is in Heaven making perfect music. God Bless you all. Kathy

Peg Morrison
   Posted Mon March 14, 2016
Bonnie and Ted: I'm sorry I missed Aunt Helen's funeral. I just found out she had passed away. I still have good memories of the Galbreath family get-togethers we had when we were kids. May she rest in peace, reunited with loved ones who have gone before her. Your cousin Peggy.

Cora May Shoupe
   Posted Mon May 16, 2016
My husband and I knew Helen and Tom from meeting them at the Lake Erie Bible Conference many years ago. When my husband was well, we would visit with them and go out to eat. I went to visit Helen last year and didn't get up to see her over the winter. I just called because I was planning on going to see her today. I was shocked when they told me that she had passed away. I feel terrible that I didn't get to see her. She was such a sweet lady and we loved her and Tom.

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