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Helen Jean (Gilpin) Legeer, 88, of LaVale, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017, at her home.
Born Dec. 19, 1928, in Frostburg, Mrs. Legeer was the daughter of the late Harry Gilpin Sr. and Grace (Ours) Gilpin. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, John G. Brant and Lue Legeer; a son, Kenneth Frankenberry and wife, Agnes; a daughter, Zondra McCoy; a grandson, Jonathan Combs; and a brother, Harry Gilpin Jr.
A 1946 graduate of Beall High School and an Alumnus of Allegany High School, Helen worked at Gee Bees and Westin's stores. She was member and former choir director of LaVale Baptist Church and formerly at Central Assembly of God Church. She loved traveling, singing, and playing her organ.
Helen is survived by her daughter, Caren Combs and husband, Robert; her grandchildren, Michele Zimmer and husband, Jeff, Renee Buckbee and husband, Benny, Brian McCoy, Jeff Combs, Michael Frankenberry and wife, Tonia, Wendy Combs and significant other, Trey, Christopher Frankenberry and wife, Kristine; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; her sisters, Thelma Saathoff and Jelene Bridges; and her faithful canine companion, Boo; as well as several stepdaughters and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Monday, July 17, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jim Jeffries officiating.
Interment will be in Mount Savage United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in her name to LaVale Baptist Church, 1115 National Highway, LaVale, MD 21502.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the WMHS hospice program and the caregivers who helped with mom during her illness.
Published on July 15, 2017
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