Friday, September 26, 2008

Obituary : Helen L. McDermitt (1908-1995)

Source : Anderson Herald-Bulletin, Anderson, Indiana, March 21, 1995.

Alexandria - Helen L. McDermitt, 86, Rt. 4, died March 18, 1995, at Community Hospital in Anderson after an extended illness.

She was born May 21, 1908, in Alexandria, the daughter of James and Clara (Hicks) Wright and resided in Alexandria all of her life.

She worked at Mullins Shoe Store, Mahoney's Shoe Store and National Gypsum Corp., all formerly of Alexandria.

She was a member of First Christian Church of Alexandria, at one time was secretary-treasurer of Madison County Farm Bureau, member of Alexandria Eagles Auxiliary and Alexandria Senior Guild.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Basil Jr. and Betty McDermitt of Alexandria; two sisters, Olivia Frazier of Alexandria and Mabel Frees of Daleville; four grandchildren, Lisa Daniel of Marion, Mrs. Tom (Rita) Whitsel of Anderson, and Jimmy McDermitt and Mary Smith, both of Alexandria; two great-grandsons, Tracy Pine and Travis Pine, both of Alexandria.

Her husband of 62 years, Basil O. "Jack" McDermitt, died August 21, 1987.

Gravesite service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at IOOF cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Young, pastor of Alexandria Christian Congregation Church officiating.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Owens Funeral Home, Alexandria. Memorial contributions may be made to Alexandria Christian Congregation Church through the funeral home.

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