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Helen R. Hargenrader (Age 85)  

Born Helen Ruby Beck, passed away peacefully at home on October 1, 2017. Helen was born at home on March 15, 1932, in Worthville, Kentucky, daughter of the late James William Leslie and Mary Ann Beck. She grew up on a farm with no running water or electricity, yet graduated from high school one year early and then graduated from Nazareth School of Nursing of St. Joseph's Infirmary in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1951 Helen married the late Louis Elroy Hargenrader, her loving and devoted husband, who passed away in June of this year. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, nurse and friend. Helen lived her Catholic faith actively, and was devoted to the Blessed Mother and loved praying the Rosary. A Registered Nurse for over 50 years, Helen's passion was caring for others both young and old. She also loved to garden, sew and crochet.
Helen is survived by her loving children Louis Anthony (wife Wen Xiao), John Thomas (wife Julie), Carole Ann (husband John Cassidy) and George Robert (wife Catherine); her sisters Catherine Shinkle and Sarah Ann Block, 16 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Thursday, October 5, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Murphy Funeral Home, 1102 W Broad St., Falls Church, VA, and to her Funeral Mass on Friday, October 6, at 12 Noon, at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean, VA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Helen's memory to Capital Caring Hospice, 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, VA.

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Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 4, 2017
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Falls Church, VA   (703) 533-0341
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