Helen Louise Hose, 86, of Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at the home of her granddaughter, Vanetta Quintana, in Smithsburg, Md.
Born Nov. 21, 1924, in Fayetteville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late David Albertus and Maude Della (Gordon) Gerhold. She was the wife of the late George William Burral, to whom she was married for six years, and the late Lewis Jacob Hose Jr., whom she married March 6, 1954. He passed away Dec. 4, 2008.
Helen was a homemaker who raised 11 children and also did waitress work for many years.
She is survived by two sons, Lewis J. Hose III and Harry M. Hose; eight daughters, Janice M. Sellers (husband Preston), Ella L. Quinn (husband William), Darlene J. Adams (husband Phillip) and Arlene J. Davis (husband James), all of Hagerstown, Sherry L. Cordell of Mercersburg, Pa., Phyllis I. Lopez of Jacksonville, Fla., Rhetha Ann Kidweller (husband George) of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Lois J. Fraker (Martin) of Three Springs, Pa.; one sister, Beatrice Marquez (husband Jose) of Chambersburg, Pa.; one brother, Lewis Gerhold of Charles Town, W.Va.; 33 grandchildren; 83 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husbands, Helen was preceded in death by one daughter, Alice F. Devore; six sisters; four brothers; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be Monday, July 11, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert Shank will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 10, 2011, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.
Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences are accepted at www.geraldminnichfuneralhome.com.