Helen K. Mahnke, a former middle school cafeteria worker, died Tuesday in Medina Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was 86.
Born Helen Kelly in Medina, she graduated from St. Mary's School.
Mrs. Mahnke was a member of Court Santa Maria 295, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and a former member of the St. Mary's Mother Club. She enjoyed playing cards.
She worked in the cafeteria at Wise Middle School for many years.
Her husband of 54 years, Bernard L., died in 1995.
Survivors include a son, Bernard Jr. of Rochester; two daughters, Ann Bane of Lyndonville and Colleen Gardner of Ridgeway; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered today in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Lyndonville. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.