Helen Tanis, 86, of 518 W. Center St., Centralia, Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013.
She was born in Centralia, July 7, 1926, a daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Borchin) Locke.
She was married at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukraianian Catholic Church, Centralia, in 1946, to Leonard J. Tanis Sr., who in 1970 preceded her in death.
Helen is survived by a daughter, Anne Marie Frankel and her husband, Nevins, of Centralia; two sons, Leonard J. Tanis Jr. and his wife, Paula, of Severna Park, Md., and Matthew J. Tanis and his wife, Joyce, of Waldorf, Md.; six grandchildren, Alicia Allwine, Jason Dorrance, Nick, Ben and Erik Tanis and Alecia Moore; four great-grandchildren, Madison and Jack Middleton, Wyatt Moore and Ethan Allwine.