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Helen Shumway Obituary

August 10, 2011 12:18 pm Category: News, Obituaries, Uncategorized Comments Off A+ / A-

HARTLAND — A visitation for Helen Evelyn Shumway, 81, also of Thetford Center, who died Aug. 6, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Hartland, after a long and happy life, will be held at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10-11 a.m., followed by a memorial service at the funeral home. A second memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall in Lebanon, also on Saturday at 1 p.m.
She was born Feb. 12, 1930, in Post Mills, the daughter of Arthur and Evelyn (Barker) Chaplin.
She attended the Post Mills Elementary School and Thetford Academy.
She was a hard worker and held several jobs outside of the house including Carters Apparel in Lebanon, Granit Glove, Brookside Nursing Home, both in White River Junction, and as a housekeeper and a caretaker in the Thetford area. She also operated a home childcare center.
Helen was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness Congregation of Lebanon, N.H. She loved to spend time in the kitchen cooking and baking. She was well known for her fudge, chocolates and donuts that she would give to friends. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, picking berries, watching birds and wildlife. She loved her family and was loved by all who knew her.
She is survived by a sister, Frances Bragg of Thetford Center; her children, Audrey Bowley of Hartland, Theodore F. Shumway of East Thetford, Valerie Stone of West Fairlee and Kelly Gardner of Thetford Center; and 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
She was predeceased by three husbands, Francis “Bud” Shumway, Gail Gardner, and Gordon Shumway; a great-granddaughter, Vanessa Burke; and two brothers, Dickie and Dean Chaplin.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Bayada Hospice, PO Box 1590, Norwich 05055 or to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 57 Daisy Hill Rd., Lebanon, N.H. 03766.
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