Helen D. Goist-Shaker

July 14, 1934 ~ June 24, 2019 (age 84)

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Warren – Helen D. Goist Shaker, 84, passed away June 24, 2019 peacefully at her home.

            She was born July 14, 1934, in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of Andrew and Helen Ferko.

            She was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School where she was a majorette. She was the owner and operator of Dilly Goist Dance Center and taught dancing for over 50 years. Helen was a member of St. Mary’s Church and St. John Paul II Parish, St. Mary’s Altar & Rosary Society and Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed all types of music, and dancing.

            She is survived by her husband Francis Shaker for the past fifteen years, a daughter Mary-Helen Goist of Warren, a son John P. Goist of Blue Ridge, GA, a granddaughter Angelene (Amanda) Goist, step children Alice Silbaugh of Warren, John (Sue) Shaker of Cleveland, Michael “Mick” (Tuya) Shaker of Howland, Joseph (Monica) Shaker of Warren and Teresa (Eric) Shaffer of Philadelphia, and her aunt and uncle Robert (Millie) Vargo of Levittown, Pa.

            She is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Jack P. Goist of fifty years, and step daughter Mary Friend.

            Family and friends may pay their respects Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.

            A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St, Mary’s Church on High St. Warren, Ohio with Rev. Francis Kratinak officiating.

            Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.

            In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Helen’s name to St. John Paul II Parish 1401 Moncrest Ave. NW, Warren, Ohio 44485.

            Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook, and send condolences to Helen’s family.  

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June 29, 2019

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel
1884 North Road NE
Warren, OH 44483

Funeral Service
June 29, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
232 Seneca St NE
Warren, OH 44484


St. John Paul II Parish
1401 Moncrest Ave. NW, Warren OH 44485

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