Helen “Ma” Locklear

Updated: Apr 15


Helen “Ma” Locklear, 94, of Main Hill Road, Petrolia, went to be with the Lord, Late Friday morning, April 10, 2020 at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Helen was born in Pittsburgh on August 6, 1925, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Mislivits Franz. She was a graduate of Ford City High School, and a longtime member of the Martinsburg Church of Bruin. Helen enjoyed reading, and most especially the company of her grandkids, who were Ma’s pride and joy. Ma was well-known for having a hug and kiss for everyone she met, and she wasn’t afraid to speak her mind.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary C. Barclay, and her husband Daniel A. of Petrolia, two granddaughters, Mikala Sue Barclay and her fiancé, Collin Fowler, of Chicora, and Mikenzie Rene Barclay, of Petrolia; and a step-granddaughter, Jennifer Wolfe, and her husband John, of Petrolia. Ma also leaves behind her loyal friend and companion, her dog, “Tucker”.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two granddaughters.

A private visitation and funeral service will be held at the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City. A public memorial service at the Martinsburg Church of Bruin will be announced by Helen’s family at a later date. Interment will be in Bear Creek Cemetery in Petrolia.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Martinsburg Church of Bruin, PO Box E, Bruin, PA 16022.

For more information or to send a condolence, please visit www.hilefh.com.

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