Helen J. Scarbrough

March 19, 1928 ‒ December 28, 2018

Fredericktown, Ohio

Helen Juanita (Wise) Scarbrough, age 90, of Fredericktown, Ohio, expired on Friday, December 28, 2018 at the Brookdale Assisted Living Center in Mount Vernon, Ohio.  She was born on March 19, 1928 in Fredericktown, Ohio, to the late Kenneth and Thelma (Fulton) Wise.

Helen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, she served as a Deacon, placed flower arrangements on the alter and started the Acolytes, taught Sunday school, and served lunches for the Circle meetings.  She was a Red Cross Volunteer at Martin Memorial and Mercy Hospital.  Helen worked for her husband at Scarbrough Hardware in Fredericktown and was a homemaker.  She graduated from Fredericktown High School and was a member of the Fredericktown Garden Club, where she served as President for seven years.  The Ohio Association of Garden Club, Inc. Am Hill Chapter No. 81.  Helen and her husband Richard enjoyed square dancing, golf, shuffleboard and playing cards.  After retiring, they loved to travel the world.

Helen is survived by her sister, Creta Reed of Fredericktown; a niece, Janice (Bill) Horn of Mansfield; two nephews, John (Sandy) Reed of Geraldine, Montana, and Kenneth (Debbie) Reed of Fredericktown; great-nephews and great-nieces.

Besides her parents, Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Scarbrough; a nephew, John Christopher Reed.

Loved ones and friends may call from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 E. College Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 where a funeral service will take place at 1:00 pm, with Pastor Christine Burns officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions may be made to:  Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church; 17 S Main Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019.

To view this obituary or leave the family a memory, visit:   www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Helen Juanita (Wise) Scarbrough.

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  • My sympathy to Janice and Bill, I will miss Helen, my long time friend. We spent
    over 25 winters together in Fl.

  • Creta , niece and nephews, so very sorry to hear of the passing of Helen, she was a 1948 classmate and friend of mine. Many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I had a wonderful visit with her when she was in the Eastern Star Home. Loved her smile and wonderful personality.
    Romans 8:23 …… Linda

  • Remembering all the good times with Helen and Dick. She will be missed.
    Grandnieces Pam Kirkwood and Janet Scarbrough

  • To Creta, Janice, John and Kenny, and all the family. So Sorry for y our loss. I guess she and I are about 3rd. cousins. I saw her a year or so ago. You all won’t remember me, you were all very little the last time I saw you. Ruth Ann (Wise) Skillman.

  • To all that are missing Helen, my heartfelt sympathy and love I send you… I know that I miss her already, I could always rely on Helen to make me laugh, whether it was working on her computer, her tv, or figuring out where to relocate something in her house. One thing I know for sure, she will always be in my thoughts. Memories are a wonderful thing, a gift from God to help us heal. So use this gift generously, and when you think the hurt is too much to bear, sit back, close your eyes and enjoy your memories.

  • Sincerest sympathies to the family. I enjoyed listening to Helens’s Stories of Fredericktown’s past serving her as her nail technician. Helen and Dick sure had a wonderful life, as I gathered through Helen’s stories.