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Erdine Helsel


1919 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Erdine Helsel Obituary
POQUOSON - Erdine Helsel, 96, passed away at home on Friday, November 6, 2015. She was born Sept. 23, 1919 in Roaring Springs, PA to John and Elsie Hall, and moved to Virginia with her family in 1941. She worked in sales for thirteen years, and was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church, Poquoson, the Friends Sunday School Class, and the W.M.U. Erdine was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon C. Helsel Sr. in 1993; sister, Marie Swope; and daughters, Gail Krause and Judy Cottle. She is survived by three children, Bonnie Jones (Allison), Dawn Kellam (Donald), and Gordon C. Helsel Jr. (Joy); twelve grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and special friends, Charles and Nelda Moore, and Sandra Moore. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1:15-2:00 PM, at Emmaus Baptist Church, immediately followed by Erdine's funeral service at 2:00 PM at the church by Pastor Dan Cromer and Pastor John Snow. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News. Other times the family will be at her home. Memorial contributions may be made to Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA, 23662, or to the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, 900 East Main St., Richmond, VA, 23219. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com . Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Daily Press from Nov. 8 to Nov. 9, 2015
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