Helen M. Claypool
1938 - 2020
BORN
1938
DIED
2020
Helen M. Claypool, age 81, passed on September 15th 2020. She was born to the late Limmie and Bernice (Conwill) Patterson, on October 31st 1938. Helen was educated through the Gary public schools and graduated from Gary Roosevelt High School in the class of 1958. Helen was employed with the Gary Community School Corporation for 38 years. During most of this time, she was a beloved member of the Beckman Middle School family. Helen was also a 40 year member of the United Methodist Church most recently a Communion Steward and Usher at Christ United Methodist Church. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Limmie, Jr. and James and her sister in law Gracie. She is survived by her son Lamar (Inell) Claypool, three 3 grandchildren, Jacinta, Josiah & Jamilla, great-grandson Joshuah; brother, Gerald Patterson and sisters, Myrlin Delores Freeman and Marjorie Patterson; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation, Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. with Funeral services to follow at 11:00a.m. all services at Israel CME Church 2301 Washington Street. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.


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Published by Post-Tribune from Sep. 23 to Sep. 25, 2020.
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Sep
26
Visitation
9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Israel CME Church
2301 Washington Street, IN
Sep
26
Funeral service
11:00a.m.
Israel CME Church
2301 Washington Street, IN
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31 Entries
Sorry for your loss. Love you much...Lamar & family.
Josephine G Washington
Acquaintance
January 30, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Protho Regina
Friend
October 3, 2020
RIP, Helen your friend on Mississippi ST. Willard & Mary Green
Willard & Mary Green
Neighbor
September 30, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Betty Evans
Classmate
September 29, 2020
Lamar
Your mother’s faithfulness to God has borne fruit in you
Prayers for you and your family in this time of change
May you have blessed memories
Betsye
Betsye Mowry
Friend
September 29, 2020
Lamar,
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Will Hargrove
September 29, 2020
Our condolences to the family.
From a young boy to an old man Mrs. Claypool has always greeted me with a big smile and a warm embrace. I will truly miss her.
Willie M Monroe & Family
Friend
September 27, 2020
I extend my sincere heartfelt condolences to the entire family of Helen Claypool. I will forever remember her as a resident in our assisted Living Facility at Town Centre. Her wit and charm kept us laughing OUT LOUD!!, especially during the BINGO games. Lord bless her family and take care of her. Keep her near your bosom so that she may rest peacefully in your care.
Eunice Foley
Friend
September 25, 2020
To the family of Helen Claypool.......I am so sorry to hear of Helen's passing. We met many years ago at Spaulding School where we both worked. Even after she left there, we remained friends throughout the years. We shared many memories and laughs. She will be sorely missed. You have my sincerest and deepest sympathy.
Natalie Parr Stewart
Friend
September 25, 2020
Thinking of you, and your family. May your hearts feel the tender nearness of God, the caring
love of friends, and the cherished comfort of memories.
Linda Barnes Caldwell
September 25, 2020
The Mount Zion Criminal Justice Ministry, Austin, Texas
Sis. Patt Jackson, Servant Leader
Rev. G.V. Clark, Pastor
Patt Jackson
Friend
September 25, 2020
Our heartfelt condolences✝
Barbara Fleming & Family
Neighbor
September 25, 2020
To Gerald and Marjorie Patterson and the entire family of Helen Claypool

Love and heartfelt sympathy to you and family, as you mourn the loss of your loved one. May God's love and peace surround you, and comfort your hearts.
Linda B Robinson
Friend
September 24, 2020
To Gerald, Marjorie and the entire family of Helen Claypool
Extending love and heartfelt sympathy to you as you mourn the loss of your loved one. May God's love and peace surround you, and comfort your hearts.
Linda B Robinson
Friend
September 24, 2020
Helen has to have been so proud of her son, chaplain and pastor! God bless you all in your grief. Love, Rev. Mary Powell
Mary Powell
Friend
September 24, 2020
I hadn't spoken with Helen in a while, but she will be missed. Many blessings you and your family Lamar, and the rest of the Patterson clan.
Alvin Pounds
Friend
September 24, 2020
Normally I would hear your voice before I caught sight of you. Then there would be smiles, and hugs, and lots of catching up! I will miss you, my friend. Rest well. My sincere condolences to the family.








Kim Roper-Gillis
Friend
September 23, 2020
I would normally hear your voice before I caught sight of you. Then there would be smiles, and hugs, and lots of catching up! I will miss you, my friend. Rest well. My sincere condolences to the family.
Kim Roper-Gillis
Friend
September 23, 2020
Patt Jackson
September 23, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Gwendolyn West
Friend
September 23, 2020
God bless your family at this time. Mrs. Claypool will always be remembered in our family. The Lenoirs love you guys
Tondanena Carter
Friend
September 23, 2020
Aunt Helen was lively, witty and her "Mmm hmm" and laughter was infectious. Aunt Helen didn't march to her own beat of the drum. She was her own grand band. A great listener, a sage advice giver, a woman on the go.

Take your rest now, Aunt Helen. You have lived, lifted, loved and laughed to your heart's content. You will be forever missed and your spirit will forever be in our hearts.

My thoughts and prayers are with The Claypool Family.

Love Always,
Kellen M. Patterson-Great Niece
Missouri City, TX
Kellen Patterson
Family
September 23, 2020
I miss you Helen I looked forward to seeing you everyday calling you a superstar and you would always laugh then our little but long talks you will always be in my heart - ❤ Monica your favorite housekeeper
Monica
Friend
September 23, 2020
I've always enjoyed the sound of Mrs. Claypool's voice :-), here's praying GOD'S strength for You Lamar & Entire Family #TheValleyEastSideFamilyForLife :-)
Sharon D. Jamison
Friend
September 23, 2020
Aunt Helen was lively, witty and her "Mmm hmm" and laughter was infectious. Aunt Helen didn't march to her own beat of the drum. She was her own grand band. A great listener, a sage advice giver and a woman on the go.

Take your rest now, Aunt Helen. You lived, lifted, loved and laughed to your heart's content. You will be forever missed and forever in our hearts.

My thoughts and prayers are with The Claypool family.

Love Always,
Kellen M. Patterson-Great Niece
Missouri City, TX
Kellen
Family
September 23, 2020
I salute the life of Ms. Claypool, not only did she raise her own son Lamar- but was a positive role model to many young kids who grew up in the "Valley." Lamar, you have my deepest sympathy and thanks for sharing you mom with us, she made a positive impact in our life. SamFive
Sam Ingram
Neighbor
September 23, 2020
to the family you have my deepest condolences Lamar my classmate from Gary Roosevelt class of 1979 we are sadden by the loss of your mother and my co worker in the Gary community praying for comfort and strength hold on to gods unchanging hands ---- Ernestine Gousby Strickland --Indianapolis In
ERNESTINE STRICKLAND
Coworker
September 23, 2020
Please God keep her memory in the minds and hearts of her family and friends forever.
Anthony Serraile
Friend
September 23, 2020
She was always pleasant and welcoming, we enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the Claypool family life as they Pastored our church in Massachussets.

Until we meet again at the great banquet table of Christ.
Charlie Clark (Jr.)
Family
September 23, 2020
I loved Ms. Claypool. She was so kind and had a great sense of humor. She was probably the greatest friend my Grandmother Laura ever had. She will always remain in our hearts and prayers.
Alyssa
Friend
September 23, 2020
helen was 1 of my residents @ were i worked @ we always talked she was always everyones friend she is going to be missed by everyone who knew her iam so sorry for ur familys loss wish i could go to funeral services but i have a dr appointment that day but may god be with all of u you will be in my prayers
kathy devault
Acquaintance
September 23, 2020
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