Helen (Jadus) Karas

Helen J. KarasHelen (Jadus) Karas, 96, formerly of Shenandoah and Philadelphia, entered peacefully into eternal rest Saturday morning surrounded by her loving family at the home of her daughter in South Carolina.

Born in Shenandoah, Aug. 4, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Josephine Jadus.

She was employed as a seamstress, floor lady and office manager in the sewing industry, both in Shenandoah and Philadelphia.

Helen was a former member of St. Casimir Church, Shenandoah, and Resurrection Parish, Philadelphia. She was a member of the Resurrection “RECS” Seniors Group nearly 40 years. Her greatest joy was sharing time and stories with family and friends. The door of her home was always open and she welcomed everyone to a place at the table.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by Chester Karas, her beloved husband of 71 years, four brothers and a sister.

She was the devoted loving mother of Carol Wesolowski and her husband, Bernard, Lexington, S.C., and Chester J. Karas, Philadelphia; cherished grandmother of Christine Ballew and her husband, Christopher, Matthew Wesolowski and his wife, Carolyn, and Mark Wesolowski and his wife, Cynthia, all of South Carolina; cherished great-grandmother of Emily, Benjamin and Jacob Ballew, Zachary and Rachel Wesolowski, and Megan, Ryan and Cecelia Wesolowski, all of South Carolina; loving nieces and nephews also survive.

A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Casimir Church sacred worship site of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.

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