Harriett Elizabeth (Zeigler) Helmly (1939 - 2019)

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RINCON - Harriet Elizabeth Zeigler Helmly passed away Jan. 7, 2019, in her home.
She was born March 16, 1939, to her parents, George A. Zeigler and Maud E. Zeigler. She was baptized April 30, 1939, and confirmed March 25, 1951 at Jerusalem Lutheran Church. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Rincon, where she sang in the choir.
The Effingham County native graduated from Effingham County High School in 1957 and Newberry College in 1961 with a teaching degree. She taught a few years in Chatham County and later worked several years with the Girl Scouts in Virginia. She returned to teaching in Effingham County, where she retired in 1997 with 34 years of experience.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, G. Allen Zeigler.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Dillard Franklyn Helmly; son and daughter in law, Slade F. and Amy Helmly; two granddaughters, Annabeth and Saralyn Helmly; brother and sister in law, Ray and Jane Zeigler; sister in law, Caroline Zeigler; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at St. John's Lutheran Church. Mrs. Helmly will lie in state starting at 10 a.m.
Interment was in Rincon Cemetery.
Memorials should be given in memory of Harriet and sent to St. John's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 270, Rincon, Ga. 31326.
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Published in Effingham Herald from Jan. 16 to Jan. 22, 2019
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