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NILES - Helen A. Lovas, 93, formerly of Girard, passed away on Nov. 11, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

Helen was born Oct. 5, 1924, in Mineral Ridge, the daughter of Elmer and Emma (Hubaur) Ryan.

Helen was a member of St. Rose Church and Trumbull County Extension. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially preparing and cooking for holiday family gatherings and for many years enjoyed going to McDonald’s in McKinley Heights every morning. 

She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters, Gail (Bob) Anderson of Murrysville, Pa.,  and Bonnie (Dan) Malandro of Girard; brother John Ryan of Hubbard; grandsons Mark, Scott, Eric and Justin; great-grandchildren Kelly, Noah, Kara, Elliot, Carley and Dylan; and one great-great-granddaughter, Payton.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Elmer J. Lovas, whom she married March 8, 1943, and died Oct. 30, 2013; her sisters, Anna Mae Wolfe and Betty Brown; brothers Pete Ryan and James Ryan; granddaughter Krissy; grandson Ryan; and a great-granddaughter Olivia.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Nov. 16, at noon at St. Rose Church preceded by a prayer service at 11:30 a.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Helen will be laid to rest at Girard City Cemetery next to her husband.

Helen’s family wishes to thank the staff at Grace Wood Senior Living, for the wonderful care that was given to their mother.

Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any condolences to the family.

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