Helen Franko Getek of Falls died on Monday, December 9th in Mercy Center in Dallas. She was born on February 21, 1930 in Falls Twp., Wyoming County, daughter of the late John and Ann Dempsky Franko.
After raising her family, she worked for several years for Topps Manufacturing in Duryea. She attended the Church of the Nativity BVM in Tunkhannock and for numerous years worked at the Walmart Store in Tunkhannock.
She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony Joseph, brothers John, and Donald Franko. Surviving is a son, Anthony “Tony” and Kathy Getek, Tunkhannock, daughters Rose and Robert Brown, Falls, Joan and Brian Deeken, Cleveland, NY, Patricia and Dennis Watkins, Statesville, NC, Zita and Paul Fisk, Tunkhannock, Brother David Franko, West Pittston, 12 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10 am from the Church of the Nativity BVM in Tunkhannock. Interment in Pieta Cemetery Tunkhannock. Family will receive friends at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock Sunday evening from 6 to 8. Family and friends are requested to go directly to the church for Mass. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be to the Lake Winola Fire Co., US Route 307, PO Box 73, Lake Winola, PA 18625-0073.