Helen Elizabeth Turner, a retiree of Sattler's Department Store, died Thursday in Deaconess Center after a long illness. She was 96.
Born Helen Jacobs in Riverside, N.J., she moved to Getzville in 1933 with her husband, Colonel, whom she married in 1927.
During World War II, she worked for Curtiss-Wright and Bell Aircraft.
Mrs. Turner was employed at AM&A's before joining Sattler's, where she designed table and china displays. She retired from Sattler's in 1974.
A member of Our Savior Lutheran Church since 1947, Mrs. Turner made floral arrangements for the altar during summer months and baked goods and coffee for the church's coffee hour. She also was a member of the church's Ladies Aid for many years.
Her husband died in 1977.
Survivors include a son, Berkley of Buffalo; a daughter, Barbara Bara of New York City; two sisters, Beatrice McKoy of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Ruby Dhrer of Beverly, N.J.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Our Savior Lutheran Church, 26 Brunswick Blvd. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.