Wellsville, NY - E. Helen Link, age 85, of the Meservey Hill Road passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the Highland Park Health Care Center in Wellsville. She was born on April 1, 1928 in Wellsville to Walter C. and Ruth Breneke Hornburg. On February 3, 1951 in Wellsville she married Harold Link who predeceased her on December 6, 2002.
Helen graduated from Wellsville High School and worked for both the Woolworth and Grants Department stores in Wellsville. She later worked the farm with her husband and will be remembered for driving the team of horses during the hay season. She was a very determined and outgoing woman who enjoyed being outside and was devoted to her family. Helen was a devout Christian who would say a prayer anywhere and at any time. She was a life member of the Trinity Lutheran Church who taught Sunday school and had been a member of the couples club. Helen enjoyed birds and was a member of the Allegany County Bird Club as well as an active participant of the Wellsville Senior Center.
She is survived by a son Gary (Nancy) Link of Wellsville and a daughter Linda (Arnold) Hurd of Wellsville; 5 grandchildren, Jackie (Andre) Harris, Ann (Brad) Ball, Amy Hurd, Laura (Andy Hunt) Link and Brian Link; 5 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Helen was predeceased by a sister Doris Burton.
Friends are invited to call on Saturday from11 to 1 pm in the Trinity Lutheran Church with a funeral service to follow at 1 pm with Pastor Robert Morris presiding. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorials may be made to Lutheran Church. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.