Helen M. Whitmore, 73

December 29, 2008

OCT. 22, 1935-DEC. 27, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Helen M. Whitmore, 73, of 1695 Gomer Road, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center. 

Born Oct. 22, 1935, in Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Herman and Delilah Souders Purnell. 

She was a 1955 graduate of Chambersburg High School. 

She was a homemaker most of her life.

She was a member of The Open Door Church and Chambersburg Memorial YMCA.

She is survived by her husband, William E. Whitmore, whom she married Dec. 16, 1961; four children, Terry W. Whitmore and Donald A. Whitmore, both of Chambersburg, Julie M. Kemper of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and James L. Whitmore of Waynesboro, Pa.; two brothers, Stanley Purnell of New Franklin, Pa., and Quay Purnell of Key West, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond, Herman Jr. and Gerald Purnell.


Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. Mike Sanders will officiate. Burial will follow in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Open Door Church, 600 Miller St., Chambersburg, PA  17201.

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