Mount Vernon News
  • Helen Smith-Griner

  • May 5, 2011

HICKSVILLE — Helen A. Smith-Griner, 93, of Hicksville, died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville.

She was born April 30, 1918, in Council, Va., the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Ann (Fletcher) O’Quinn. Helen worked at the Elgin State Hospital, Illinois.

Survivors include four daughters, Rose Mary McDonald, Marie Jones, Norma Hall and Mildred Berry; two sons, David J. Smith and William E. Smith; 28 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren.

Preceding Helen in death were her parents; her first husband, Joseph W. Smith; her second husband, Larry Griner; seven children, Thelma White, Charles Smith, Frances Harders, Lucreta Smith, Ernest Smith, Donald Ray Smith, Helen Fay Smith; and her brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Helen will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, with interment in Sunbury Memorial Park.

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