Helen L. Socks, 75

AUG. 15, 1936-JAN. 17, 2012

January 18, 2012

Helen Louise Socks, 75, of Downsville, Md., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at Ravenwood Lutheran Nursing Home, Hagerstown, Md.

Born Aug. 15, 1936, in Clear Spring, Md., she was the daughter of the late Richard Herman and Clara Rebecca Burkett Boppe.

She was a housewife and was previously employed by Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport, Md.

She was a member of Star of Hope Chapel, Williamsport. She served as past secretary, taught Sunday school and was very active in the church.

Survivors include her husband, Carl Warren Socks, married April 9, 1955, of Downsville; daughter, Alice R. Fultz and her husband, John, of Downsville; daughter, Debra E. Myers and her husband, Daniel Sr., of Hagerstown; daughter, Margaret A. Forsythe and her husband, Douglas, of Clear Spring; daughter, Carolyn L. Mills and her husband, Ronald, of Smithsburg, Md., son, Carl Richard Socks of Downsville; sister, Margaret Banzhoff of Pinesburg, Md.; sister, Nancy Courtney of Hagerstown; brother, Robert Boppe of Spearfish, S.D.; brother, Richard Boppe of Pinesburg,; brother, Bruce Boppe of Hagerstown; grandchildren, Daniel Myers Jr., John Fultz Jr., Alicia Caton, Marcia Mose, Ronald Mills Jr., Douglas Forsythe Jr., Robert Mills, Debra K. Myers and Sara Forsythe; great-grandchildren, Dylan Caton, Kaylie Caton, Zakary Mose, and Adrianna Mose

She was predeceased by three sisters, Bonnie Kelley, Mary Loveless and Betty Tattersall; one brother, Charles Boppe; and two grandchildren, Candy Fultz and Julie Fultz.

The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 1 p.m. Thursday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Star of Hope Chapel, Williamsport, on Friday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Frank True officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Clear Spring. 

Memorial donations may be made to Star of Hope Chapel, 22 S. Artizan St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

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