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Helen Postelwaite

March 26, 2013
The Marietta Times

Helen J. "Nanny" Postelwaite, 82, of Parkersburg, passed away on Sunday (March 24, 2013) at Heartland of Marietta, Ohio

She was born July 31, 1930, in Gay, W.Va., a daughter of the late Earl and Blanche Houchen. She married James R. Postelwaite on July 5, 1949. He preceded her in death on April 21, 2011. They had been married for 61 years.

She was a retired beautician; having last worked at the J.C. Penney Styling Salon. She had also worked at Dils Department Store. She graduated from Parkersburg High School and Valley Beauty School.

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She was a long time member of Saint Francis Xavier Church in Parkersburg. She assisted with Catholicism (RCIA) classes; having been a sponsor to those wishing to join the church.

She was an excellent cook. She enjoyed flowers, crocheting, quilting, and bird watching.

She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. From April 2011 to July 2012, she had lived in Marietta with her oldest grand-daughter, Michelle and her partner, Ed. While with Michelle, she loved going to Wal-Mart and eating out. She also loved her dogs; Penny, Reggie, Maggie, and Molly. They will continue to reside with and be cared for by Michelle and Ed, as per her wishes.

She is survived by her daughters: Cheryl (David) Parker of Marietta and Debra (Mark) Wells of Parkersburg; her grandchildren, Michelle Norman (Ed Moon) of Marietta, Kim (Jim) Harmon of North Carolina, Kelly (Stuart) Gobel of Parkersburg, Brooke (Sam) Helms of North Carolina; step granddaughter, Samantha (Nick) Bradley of Parkersburg; her great-grandchildren, Olivia Dawson, Katelin and Garrett Harmon, Colten and Lila Helms; step great-grandchildren, Lucy and Luke Bradley; her niece, Joanna Dee Adkins; great niece, Brittany Stanley; a special sister in law, Marsha (Bob) Callahan of Florida; and brother in law, Johnny Woodyard of Indiana.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband and sister, Regina Adkins. She was also preceded in death by her rescue dog, Molly in December 2012.

The family would like to thank Drs. Bob-Paul Erdelyi and Eva Giro, along with their staff at Marietta Memorial Hospital. The Family would also like to thank the staff at Emeritus of Marietta and Hearltand of Marietta. The excellent care and compassion these individuals provided was greatly appreciated.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 5th St. Parkersburg. Deacon Doug Deem will officiate and Entombment will follow at the Mount Carmel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from noon until the time of service Wednesday. Messages of Condolence may be sent to the family by visiting



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