Helen M. Clipp, 88

DEC. 23, 1922-AUG. 28, 2011

August 29, 2011
  • Helen M. Clipp
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Helen Marie Miller Clipp, 88, of Williamsport, Md., died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport.

She was born Dec. 23, 1922, in Williamsport to the late Edward Ross Sr. and Helen Irene Kretzer Miller.

She was a 1940 graduate of Williamsport High School.

She was employed by Smith Elliott Kearns & Co., Hagerstown, Md., for 21 years until retiring in 1986. She was previously employed by Federal Silk Mill, Williamsport, and Eyerly’s Department Store, downtown Hagerstown.

She was a lifelong member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsport. She served on the flower and quilt committee. She was a church historian for many years. Faith was a source of her strength.

She was a member of AARP.

Survivors include sister, Doris I. Gordon and her husband, Robert, of Williamsport; sister, Patricia I. Kinsey and her fiance, John Shadrach, of Williamsport; sister, E. Bernadine Diehl and her husband, William, of Williamsport; sister, Linda J. Koontz and her husband, Richard, of Williamsport; sister, Barbara Lee Nally and her husband, Nevin, of Hagerstown; brother, Harold E. Miller and his wife, Barbara, of Hagerstown; brother, Robert I. Miller and his wife, Charlotte, of Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Edward R. Miller Jr. and his wife, Katherine, and Charles K. Miller.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. Wednesday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsport, on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. W. Gregory W. Martin officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Williamsport.

Memorial donations may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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