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Helen A. Heatwole

February 27, 1934 December 21, 2018
Helen A. Heatwole
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Obituary for Helen A. Heatwole

Helen Alkire Heatwole, 84, of Slanesville, WV died on Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Davis Medical Center in Elkins, WV.

Mrs. Heatwole was born on February 27, 1934 in Hampshire County, WV, a daughter of the late Clifton M. and Pauline Shanholtz Alkire. Helen was a 1950 graduate of Capon Bridge High School. She attended Shepherd University and Kent State University in Ohio majoring in Education. She specialized in teaching the deaf and was a teacher at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind for 25 years. Helen was co-owner of Heatwole’s Grocery and Antiques for 25 years.

She was a member of the Hampshire County Board of Education for 18 years where she served as president for ten years. Helen was instrumental in receiving the first funding in the state from the School Building Authority for Capon Bridge Elementary School. She was a member of the Board of Directors at the Potomac Center in Romney. Helen served on the Slanesville Park and Recreation Committee and received state funds for this project as well. She visited schools in Seoul, South Korea. Her life was dedicated to education and caring for her family. She was protestant by faith.

Helen was married to Robert G. Heatwole on Friday, July 13, 1956 for 42 years. Robert preceded her in death on December 4, 1998.

Surviving is a brother: Terry A. Alkire, Sr. of Slanesville, WV; and one sister: Frances Eloise Whitacre of Whitacre, VA.

She was preceded in death by a daughter: Lori Louise Heatwole on January 19, 2012; a brother: Robert G. Alkire, Sr. and a sister: Wanda Spaid.

A funeral service will be held at the Giffin Funeral Home & Crematory in Capon Bridge, WV on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 1:30 PM. Family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:30 PM prior to the service. Officiating will be Pastor Don Kesner. Interment will follow in the Salem Cemetery in Slanesville, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made Slanesville Park & Recreation.


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12:00 PM 12/28/2018 12:00:00 PM - 1:30 PM 12/28/2018 1:30:00 PM
Giffin Funeral Home & Crematory

2807 Northwestern Pike
Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Giffin Funeral Home & Crematory
2807 Northwestern Pike Capon Bridge 26711 WV
United States

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Friday

28

Dec

1:30 PM 12/28/2018 1:30:00 PM
Giffin Funeral Home & Crematory

2807 Northwestern Pike
Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Giffin Funeral Home & Crematory
2807 Northwestern Pike Capon Bridge 26711 WV
United States
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