The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

September 1, 2013

Helen L. (Affsprung) Mantooth, 87, Lewisburg


The Daily Item

— LEWISBURG — Helen Louise (Affsprung) Mantooth, 87, of 50 N. Third St., formerly of Norman, Okla., passed away on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at SUN Home Hospice Care Center, Sunbury.

She was born June 12, 1926, in Mount Rainier, Md., a daughter of the late Jesse and Vida (Jones) O’Hara.

After working for the government during World War II, she attended college and earned a bachelor’s degree in library science.

In 1950, she married Harold E. Affsprung, a World War II veteran and later a professor of chemistry at the University of Oklahoma. In 1964-65, together with their two sons, they spent a sabbatical year living in Vienna and traveling in Europe. Harold died in 1967. She later married Paul Mantooth who also preceded her in death.

Before moving to Pennsylvania to be near family, Helen lived for 49 years in Norman, where she raised her children, cared with great devotion for aging relatives, was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church, and was an active member of the community.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and Elizabeth Affsprung, of Lewisburg, and Bruce Affsprung and Daisy Leung, of Salem, Ore.; and two grandchildren, Joseph and Daniel Affsprung, of Lewisburg.

A family graveside service will be held at the IOOF Cemetery in Norman.

Memorial donations in Helen’s memory may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 555 S. University Blvd., Norman, OK 73069, or SUN Home Hospice Care Center, 61 Duke St., P.O. Box 232, Northumberland, PA 17857.

Arrangements are by the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, 801 Market St., Lewisburg.