Helen Louise McNamara


Helen Louise McNamara, 93, known as "Louise," of Youngstown, Ohio, formerly of Hubbard, passed away on Sunday, Dec.16, 2018, at Heritage Manor in Youngstown.
Helen was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Sharon. the only child of Joseph and Helen Virag Butala.
She was a 1943 graduate of Brookfield High School, where she graduated with honors and was a member of National Honor Society.
She was a bookkeeper and office worker for various companies and her last job was at Easter Seals in Youngstown before retiring in 1990.
She was a member and past Madame President of the Austintown F.O.E. (Eagles) for many years and also belonged to several bowling leagues in Austintown, Youngstown and Hubbard.
Louise enjoyed dancing, sewing, crocheting, reading, especially mysteries and historical fiction, and loved to travel, especially to the beach. She also enjoyed horse racing and going to the track, as well as watching football, and was a Steelers fan her entire life.
Best words to describe Louise were friendly, loyal, loving and family-centered. Ask her about her grandchildren and her eyes sparkled.
Louise will be sadly missed by her family, her son, Robert Joseph (Barbara) McNamara of Perry Hall, Md.; four grandchildren, Aaron Fischer, Brooke Fischer, Jennifer McNamara, Justin McNamara; and four great-grandchildren, Darcy, Clayton, Reagan and Logan. She also leaves her son-in-law, Clayton Focht of Hubbard.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Focht, and former husband, Robert M. McNamara.
Special thanks to Heritage Manor for all the wonderful care given to Louise over the past five years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Louise's name to Heritage Manor, 517 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, OH 44504.

Helen "Louise," 93, of Youngstown, Ohio, formerly of Hubbard.
Calling hours: From noon to 2 p.m. Thursday (12-20-18) at STEWART-KYLE FUNERAL HOME, 407 W. Liberty St., Hubbard. Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home's website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences.
Service: Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday (12-20-18) in the funeral home.
Burial: Belmont Park Cemetery.
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Published on December 18, 2018
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