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Welcome to the memorial page for

Helen M. Franks

September 24, 1945

The Piano Brothers

Helen M. Franks, 72, of West Lawn, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Reading Hospital.

She was the wife of Cirilo Banda-Vazquez.

Born in Wheeling, W.V., she was the daughter of the late Charles, Sr. and Betty (Reasner) Franks.

She was a longtime employee of the Berks Heim Home as a Nurses-Aide.  She loved playing Bingo, attending yard sales and flea markets.  She enjoyed sewing, fishing and traveling but most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are sons, Daniel E. Sr., husband of Susan A. O’Brien of Audubon and David L. O’Brien, husband of Danielle E. Ahrens-O’Brien of Shillington.  Also surviving are grandchildren, Yaritza Rodriguez of West Reading, Daniel E. O’Brien, Jr. of Gouglersville, Damien R., Elena M., Alexander M. and Emily E. O’Brien, all of Shillington.  Step children, Teresa Banda-Medina, wife of Miguel of Reading; Fernando Banda-Vazquez of Mexico, and a sister, Doris Bahm of Lebanon.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from Giles & Yeckley Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc., 21 Chestnut Street, Mohnton.

A viewing will be held on Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be private.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Help Fund Funeral Expenses for the Family, c/o Giles & Yeckley Funeral Home
21 Chestnut Street, Mohnton PA 19540
Tel: 1-610-777-2113
Email: gyfh@comcast.net


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