MOUNT VERNON — Helen L. Whited, 89, of Mount Vernon went to be with her savior Thursday, June 10, 2010.
Helen was born Aug. 15, 1920, in Delaware to Virgil and Grace (Laughlin) Hall and was a graduate of the Frank B. Willis High School in Delaware. She married W. Elmer Whited in 1939 and moved to Knox County where she spent her lifetime. Elmer preceded her in death in 1986 after 47 years of marriage.
Helen was retired from the J.S. Ringwalt Co., department store, in Mount Vernon. She served as a foster grandparent with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at the Mount Vernon Developmental Center and had served as a volunteer with the American Red Cross at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. She was a member of the Sparta Advent Christian Church.
Surviving are her daughters, Judy (Jerry) Greene of Ontario and Rhonda (Jim) Young of Bellville; grandchildren, Bill Greene, Mike (Karin) Greene, Bob (Becky) Greene, Kelly (Sharon) Wilson, Kim Grubaugh, Kari (Steve) Boyles, Danny (Mindy) Whited, David (Alisha) Whited, Jessica Hunter, Heidi (Chris) Cline and Amanda (Chip) Zolman; 11 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; her brother, Jack McMillin of California; cousin, Richard and Lela Manross of Ocala, Fla.; devoted friends, Ron and Tharon Blankenship and family; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, Helen was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Whited; daughter, Jean Wilson; grandson, Kevin Wilson; and her sister, Virginia Hall.
A private graveside service will be held at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
A public service celebrating the life of Helen L. Whited will be held at the Ankneytown Grace Brethren Church on Sunday, Aug. 15, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Cliff Beck officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Knox Community Hospital, 1330 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050, for the Palliative Care Unit. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Helen L. Whited.