Helen M. McCarraher
August 29, 1918-February 15, 2017
Helen M. McCarraher, 98, of Clayton, DE, went home to her Maker on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
Born in Philadelphia, PA on August 29, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Herbert F. and Elouise (Smith) Montgomery. Helen was a member of Ewell’s St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Lillian Smith Senior Center in Clayton. She enjoyed keeping up on the latest news, talking with her friends and family, traveling, and getting out of the house for shopping and meals.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Wilber Mummert and David McCarraher; daughter, Patricia Layton; brother, William T. Montgomery; and sister, Jane White McWhorter. She is survived by her children, Harry F. Cook of Raleigh, NC and Susan M. Hansen (Richard) of Perryville, MD; son-in-law, Charles F. Layton of Wilmington; grandchildren, Joyce Simmons (Eric) of Bear, Lizbeth Thompson (Kristopher) of Milford, Barbara Bright (Geoff) of Pittsboro, NC, Beth Cook of Osaka, Japan and Howard Hansen of Perryville, MD; 9 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 until 10:30 am on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720, where a funeral service will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen’s memory to Ewell’s St. Paul United Methodist Church, 401 West Street, Clayton, DE 19938.