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Helen Ban Hefko, 93, of Hermitage, formerly of Vienna, Ohio, died at 2:33 a.m. in St. John XXIII Home of natural causes.
The Levittsburg, Ohio, native was born Feb. 23, 1924, a daughter of the late Jacob and Theresa (Suttlic) Ban.
She graduated in 1942 from Leavittsburg High School.
Prior to her marriage, she worked at Denman Tire and Rubber Co.
Her husband, William Hefko, whom she married Aug. 9, 1958, passed away March 28, 2007.
She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church.
Her hobbies included baking, playing slot machines and traveling. She visited the lower 48 states and several Canadian provinces with a highlight being a visit to Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada.
Survivors include: two daughters, Lisa George and her husband, Dr. Gregory George, of Vienna, and Theresa Kolacek and her husband, Peter, of Kensington, Md.; and a sister, Mildred Williams of Tacoma, Wash.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, William Hefko; and five sisters, Anna Misier, Katherine Guzon, Mary Ban, Barbara Gilkes, and Dorothy Amann.
The family would like to send special thanks to the staff and volunteers at St. John XXIII for their caring, kindness and professionalism.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Our Lady of Fatima of John XXIII Memorial Auxiliary Fund.

HEFKO
Helen Ban, 93, of Hermitage, formerly of Vienna, Ohio.
Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday (10-10-17) at JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage. Friends may sign guest book at www.flynnfuneralhome.com.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday (10-21-17) at Our Lady of Fatima Church, with the Rev. Matthew Ruyechan as celebrant.
Burial: Sts Peter & Paul Orthodox Cemetery, Youngstown, Ohio.
Published on October 18, 2017
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