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Helen Irene Bright Cornman

October 19, 1922 - June 23, 2016

Burial Date June 25, 2016

Family and friends will be received Friday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 9

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Helen Irene (Cornman) Bright, 93, of New Bethlehem, went home to be with her Lord early Thursday morning, June 23, 2016, at Edgewood Heights. Born on October 19, 1922 in Kittanning, she was a daughter of the late George A. and Hazel R. (Miller) Cornman. She was married on June 25, 1938 to Ralph V. “Mick” Bright and he preceded her in death on January 27, 1997.

Helen was a homemaker by trade and a wonderful cook. You could always rest assured when eating at her table, the food was going to be delicious. She was a member of the Oakdale Church of the Brethren in Distant. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and loved ones. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She was a loving mother to four sons, Donald Bright and his wife, Tyke of Hermitage, Barry Bright and his wife, Betty of Herndon, VA., Alan Bright and his wife, Sandy of New Bethlehem, and Mark Bright of Summerville, a daughter, Shelley Shoemaker and her husband, Kent of New Bethlehem, twelve grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Helen was also preceded in death by two daughters, Carrie Ann Bright and Ginger D. Beers, two brothers, and four sisters.

Visitation will be on Friday, June 24, 2016 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 9 p.m. at the Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn. The funeral service will be on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Dottie Kunselman officiating. Interment will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Distant.