Helen J. Gibney, 93

MARCH 11, 1919-FEB. 19, 2013

February 21, 2013
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Helen Jane (Ridenour) Gibney, 93, formerly of Hagerstown, passed from this life on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village in Boonsboro.

Born on March 11, 1919, in Beaver Creek, Md., she was the daughter of the late Elmer Silas and Elizabeth Magdaline (Shaull) Ridenour. Her husband of 48 years, Lloyd W. Gibney, preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1990.

Helen was a graduate from Boonsboro High School. She retired from the Montgomery Ward Catalogue Department after 27 years.

She was a member of the Ladies of the Elks Lodge No. 378 in Hagerstown and the Dixon-Troxell American Legion Post No. 212 Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of Saint Mary Catholic Church in Hagerstown and St. James Catholic Church in Boonsboro.

The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude for the care and compassion of the staff at Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village.

Helen is survived by two daughters, Carolyn L. Yeakle and husband, A.G., of North Potomac, Md., and H. Darlene Chapman of Sharpsburg, Md.; and two sons, Lloyd W. Gibney Jr. of Funkstown, Md., and Elmer S. Gibney and wife, Carol, of Hagerstown. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Joseph A. Gibney; two brothers, Joseph L. Ridenour and Andrew F. Ridenour; and her companion Lester "Gus" Moreland on March 27, 2012.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. The Rev. George A. Limmer will officiate. Final resting place ceremonies will follow at the Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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