Helen Louise Worthington, 89

Aug. 26, 1922-Feb. 20, 2012

February 21, 2012
  • Worthington

Helen Louise Worthington, 89, of Broadfording Road, Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at her home.

Born Aug. 26, 1922, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Harry M. and Fannie Socks Ditmer.

Her husband, of 69 years, Leonard Worthington Sr., preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 2012.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

She loved to travel and work in her flower garden, but her biggest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter, Sharon W. Drawbaugh and husband, John, of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Leonard H. Worthington Jr. and wife, Sue, of Yorktown, Va., and Gregory J. Worthington and wife, Penny, of Hagerstown; a sister, Betty Crist of Hagerstown; six grandchildren, Brian B. Worthington and wife, Karen, David B. Worthington and wife, Kelly, Kelly D. Lew and husband, Charley, Laura A. Worthington, Kent S. Worthington and Chase T. Worthington; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Wantz, and a brother, John A. Ditmer.

Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Clark D. Carr will officiate.

Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

The family would like to thank Dr. Tania Crussiah of Williamsport Family Practice for her care.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 712 W. Church St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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