Helen Papasa Jones, 81

July 10, 2010
  • Helen Papasa Jones

JULY 29, 1928-JULY 9, 2010

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. --Helen Papasa Jones, 81, of Charles Town, W.Va., died Friday, July 9, 2010, at her home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle and her loved ones.

Born July 29, 1928, in Charles Town, she was the daughter of the late Mike and Leola May Papasa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward R. "Eddie" Jones, on Aug. 27, 1983.

Mrs. Jones retired from the Internal Revenue Service in Martinsburg, W.Va., in 1988. Prior, she was a secretary for the Jefferson County Detachment of the West Virginia State Police, Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and the federal government.

She was a graduate of Charles Town High School in 1946.

She was a member of Charles Town Presbyterian Church.

She was a member of Citizens Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary of Charles Town, Charles Town High School Alumni Association, a 50-year member of Women of the Moose Chapter 1028 of Charles Town, a member of Jefferson County Democratic Association, AARP and Jefferson County Animal Welfare Society.


She is survived by one stepson, Larry E. Jones and his wife, Becky, of Charles Town; two grandchildren, L. Kenneth Jones and his wife, Brooke, of Manchester, Md., and Ginny Jones of Chambersburg, Pa.; two great-grandchildren, Anderson Jones and Rebecca Jones; and many cousins, including her paternal cousins in Mytilene, Greece.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Rose Mary Hooe.

A graveside service will be Monday, July 12, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town. The Rev. John Bethard will officiate.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. Please sign the online guestbook and view her obituary at

Memorial donations may be made to Citizens Fire Co., P.O. Box 927, Charles Town, WV 25414; to Jefferson County Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 147, Charles Town, WV 25414; or to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403.

Many thanks to cousins Courtenay Claudio of Morgantown, W.Va., and Judy Stottlemyer and her husband of Smithsburg, Md., for their many good deeds and blessings.

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