Obituary of Helen J. Holland
Phelps, Helen J. Holland age 93, peacefully entered eternal rest on Wednesday January 16, 2019 at DeMay Living Center, Newark.
Family and friends may attend a celebration of her life on Saturday July 13, 2019 11am at the Phelps Baptist Church, 28 Church St. with Rev. Bill Reigle officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Phelps Baptist Church.
Helen was born on July 26, 1925, in Phelps, NY; the daughter of the late Nelson and Leta May Williams Crawford. She lived most of her life in Phelps where she raised her 4 children, with her husband Elmo of 61 years. They enjoyed their Baptist Church, travel, history, auctions, antiquing, Midlakes basketball, and visiting family and friends. Helen was an active member of the Chatty Crafters, Phelps Historical Society, Red Hat Society, Oaks Corners Grange, and Phelps Arts Center. She was an outstanding counted cross stitcher, baker, and avid toy, doll, and doll house collector. Many of her creations can be found on display at the Phelps Historical Society. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her special pride and joy. Her quick wit, smile, and creativity will be greatly missed.
Helen is survived by her children Terry (Rosemary) Holland of Phelps,
Jack Holland of Clifton Springs,
Douglas Holland (Carla Clark) of Auburn,
Bette Jo (Richard) Menzel of Rochester NH,
6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Elmo, infant daughter Fonia, sister, Leta, and brothers Alfred “Jack”, Carl and Clare.
Funeral arrangements have been made with the Cheney Funeral Home 70 Main Street Phelps.
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