Helen I. Litchfield McCumber, age 86, of Gallipolis (Kanauga community), “went to be with the Lord” on Monday morning, September 17, 2012, surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter in Columbus. Born May 2, 1926, in Gallipolis, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Mary Easter Shamblin. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded by her first husband, Olen Litchfield; her second husband, Nathaniel “Nate” McCumber; and by a brother, Robert Shamblin.
Helen was a retired employee of Holzer Medical Center. She was a lifelong member of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church and a member of the WSCS at the church.
Helen is survived by her daughter, Jane (Dale) Chapman of Columbus; one grandson, Scott (Kathy) Chapman of Canal Winchester; two sisters, Joan Ghrist of Gallipolis and Lena Mae Bowman of West Jefferson. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2012, at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Pastor Jamie Mosley officiating. Burial will follow in Reynolds Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the charity of your choice in Helen’s memory.
An online guest registry is available at waugh-halley-wood.com.