Helen was born November 15, 1930 in Perry Township, Carroll County, Ohio, the daughter of John and Rose (Gedeon) Smolak, both immigrants of Czechoslovakia. The family moved to 625 Logan Street, Dennison, Ohio, in April 1934. Helen was a 1948 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Dennison.
She was married September 7, 1957 in Immaculate Conception Church in Dennison to Harry Liggett Before her marriage, Helen was employed as a secretary of Consolidated Distributing Company in Uhrichsville The couple moved to Akron in 1965 when her husband accepted a position with the Akron Beacon Journal. They have since then been members of St. Paul Catholic Church on Brown Street in Akron.
Helen had a beautiful smile and an abundant love of God. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening.
Helen leaves her husband, sons Thomas (Susan) of Akron and Robert of Copley and two granddaughters, Erin Catherine and Anna Teresa; sisters, Agnes Hayden of Fairlawn and Betty Hicks of Dennison, and brother Paul of Dennison.
Preceding her in death were her parents; sisters Mary Chini, Pauline Kowal, Josephine and Margaret; brother George and half-brothers Stephen, John and Joseph. Joseph died in a bomber crash in April, 1944 during World War II.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Paul Church with the Rev. Fr. Matthew Ischay officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kucko-Anthony Funeral Home, S. Main St., from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
We will be seeing you in every lovely Summer day,
in everything that’s bright and gay. We will always think of you that way. We will find you in the morning sun and when the day is through We will be looking at the moon, but we’ll be seeing you.