Mrs. Helen Lotz Rountree, 85, died Wednesday, Oct, 20, 2010, at her home at Cypress Glen Retirement Community in Greenville. A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 107 Louis Street, Greenville. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery in Farmville.
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Mrs. Rountree was born on January 24, 1925, in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Ralph G. and Kathryn Lotz. After attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, she worked for the Military Personal Section of the Air Service Command in Honolulu, Hawaii where she met and married Navy Ensign Horton Rountree of Farmville. She retired from the ECU Regional Development Institute. She was active in the Episcopal Church as a charter member of St. Christopher's Church in Garner, as a member of the Vestry at St. Paul's Church in Greenville, as a charter member of St. Timothy's Church in Greenville, and served on the Executive Council of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina. In addition, she was a long time active member of the Greenville Service League.
Mrs. Rountree was predeceased by her husband of more than 50 years, Judge H. Horton Rountree; brother, Jack Lotz of Punta Gorda, Fla.; sister, Marilyn Lotz Sackman of Las Vegas, Nev.; and granddaughter, Lauren Taylor Rountree of Rocky Mount.
Mrs. Rountree is survived by her children, Kathryn Rountree Cameron of Raleigh, Charles Stanley Rountree III of Tarboro and wife, Nina, Mary Helen Rountree Ellis of Bath and husband, Scott, and Dorene Rountree Chambers of Rutherfordton and husband, Bryan; grandchildren, Robert Horton Cameron and wife, Kim, Julian Everett Cameron III and wife, Tara, Meredith Claire Rountree, Christopher Ellis and wife, Alison, Rebecca Ellis, Piotr Kurlenka, Geoffrey Chambers and Mara Chambers; and six great-grandchildren, Morgan, Julian, Abby, Everett, Clay, and Hunter; and brother, Bill Lotz of Punta Gorda, Fla.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church or to a charity of one's choice.
The Rountree family expresses gratitude to her loving caregivers and her "family" at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church.
Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory, Greenville.
Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Daily Reflector on Oct. 23, 2010