Helen L. ThorpSeptember 10, 1922 ~ January 16, 2018 (age 95)
Danville – Helen L. Thorp, 95, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Colonial Manor Health Care Center in Loudonville.
A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, Helen was born September 10, 1922 in Danville to Bernard and Marilla (Welker) Mickley. She was a 1940 graduate of Danville High School, and married Martin E. Thorp on January 9, 1943, following him across the country and back from Army base to Army base before he was shipped overseas during World War II.
She was a lifelong member of the St. Luke Catholic Church and a recipient of the Father Lamy Award. She was very active in the church, helping with dinners and multiple aspects. She also volunteered at The Sanctuary and was a member of the American Legion Post 650. She retired from First Knox national bank, where she worked for over 20 years.
When she wasn’t taking care of others, she enjoyed cooking, even reading cookbooks for enjoyment, and playing Euchre. She has touched so many lives and though many of those have passed before her, those of us left behind will miss thoughtfulness and quiet strength.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Martin, her daughter Karen, and husband Larry Fisher, her son J. Gregg, her sister Polly, and husband John Clark, and many other family members.
She is survived by her daughter Janet (Lonnie) Moreland, son Bruce Thorp, sister Elsie May (Bill) Dye, grandchildren; David (Carolyn) Fisher, Jeffrey Fisher, Martin (Kyong) Fisher, Trisha (John) Boyer, Scott (Tammy) Thorp, Erica (Jessie) Little, Brooke (Rick) Sheasby, Sheila (Shayne) Gardner, Keith (fiancée Jessamin Watson) Moreland, Bryan (Vanessa) Thorp, Kristen (Scott) Morrison, and Kelly (Marc) Kuntz, and many great and great-great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 20 at the St. Luke church in Danville. Father Daniel Olvera will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Luke Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service.
Memorial donations can be made to The Sanctuary, PO Box 505 Danville, 43014. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements. fischerfuneralhome.com