Helen L. Smolen (Nee Pawlak) born September 19, 1916 entered into the presence of the Lord May 9, 2017 at the age of 100+ years.

Beloved mother of Patricia and Jim (deceased) Laba and loving grandmother of Tom (Debbie) Laba, Tim (Lori) Laba, Todd (Heather) Laba, Tamara Laba (deceased), and Jacob Laba. Caring great grandmother of Adam and Elise (deceased) Martin, Hudson and Rachel Hodges, Michael Laba, Isaac Laba, Nicholas Laba, Julia Laba, and Vincent Laba.

Nanny will be remembered for her wonderful childhood stories, her generous heart, her ability to never leave a dirty dish in the sink, and her love for the Lord Jesus Christ. She will be missed by all.

(NL 5-17-17)