She was born on July 9, 1926 at Forrest Run, daughter of the late Jacob and Magdalena (Rhodes) Baer. Helen was a life-long member of the Forest Run United Methodist Church. She served as the Gilmore Cemetery and Minersville Hill Cemetery gatekeeper for many years. Helen was the owner of Baer’s Market in Syracuse for over 30 years.
She is survived by her: sister, Mary Katherine Roush of Racine; nieces and nephew, Yvonne Kay (Hiram) Richardson of Alexandria, Rachel (Harold) Stout of Grove City and Manning Roush of Racine; several great nieces and nephews; many great great nieces and nephews; special friends Alberta Hubbard, Dorothy Sayre and Scott and Erin Lisle; and many other friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law Kerns Roush, niece Ramona Roush and a nephew Tom Gorman.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy with Pastor Bob Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at the Gilmore Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from 3-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made in memory of Helen to the Forest Run United Methodist Church: C/O Dan Nease, Forest Run Road, Racine, 45771.
A registry is available on-line at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.