Helen M. Kough, 81, of Newville, passed away Monday, March 14, 2011, with her family by her side at Shippensburg Health Center. She was born in Green Township, Franklin County on Thursday, February 20, 1930, and was a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Eva (Jamison) Snoke Rock.
She was involved in many community organizations throughout her life including Cub Scout Den mother, Girl Scout Leader, 4-H Leader, and a dedicated Big Spring Band Booster. Helen was also a life member of the Penn Township Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and enjoyed making chicken corn soup for the Firemen's fair for many years. She was a member of Centerville Lutheran Church, where she had been involved in the Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. One of her passions was spending time with her family and RV camping. Another hobby was tending her garden, growing roses and other types of bulb flowers.
Helen is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Robert W. Kough, Sr., her son, Robert W. Jr. (and his wife Julie) Kough of Newville and two daughters; Deborah C. (and her husband, Stephen A.) Zeigler and Sally J. Miller of Newville, three grandsons; Stephen Kough of Dillsburg and Joseph and Matthew Miller of Shippensburg, four step-grandsons; Greg, Van, and Robert Thorson of Carlisle and Richard Thorson of Newville, twelve great-grandchildren and four great-great-grand children, a brother, Merle H. (and his wife Pauline) Snoke of Walnut Bottom and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2011 at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle. Pastor Jerri Morton and Pastor Jean Kuebler will officiate. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Viewing will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at the funeral home and on Friday, March 18, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. until time of services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Centerville Lutheran Church, 1874 Walnut Bottom Road, Newville, PA 17241 or Penn Township Vol. Fire Dept., 1750 Pine Road, Newville, PA 17241.
(in Public Opinion from March 17 to March 18, 2011)
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