Helen S. StambaughSeptember 4, 2017
Helen (Seymour) Stambaugh, age 88, of Sykesville, Maryland, formerly of New Castle, Delaware passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at The Dove House Hospice in Westminster, Maryland after a short illness.
Helen was born in Imboden, Wise County, Virginia in 1929. She graduated from Trap Hill School in Trap Hill, West Virginia and was a graduate of Concord University in Athens, West Virginia with a B.S. in Education. Her career, teaching Kindergarten through 3rd Grade, spanned 37 years. Most of these years were with the New Castle, Delaware school system. Travel took up much of her spare time. She was very active in her church, New Castle United Methodist Church, where she had been a member since 1960 and was a frequent visitor at the New Castle Senior Center. She was also an accomplished seamstress and avid gardener.
Helen was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Marsden Stambaugh, of New Castle, Delaware; her father and mother, Oscar and Vivian Seymour of Beckley, West Virginia; and her brother, Arthur Seymour, of Charleston, West Virginia.
She is survived by her brother and his wife, Glenn and Liz Seymour of Ripley, West Virginia; her sister, Dawn Rice, of Meridian, Mississippi; and her sister-in-law, Barbara Seymour, of Charleston, West Virginia. She was a special aunt to 12 nieces and nephews, 20 great-nieces and nephews, and 21 great-great nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the New Castle United Methodist Church, 510 Delaware St., New Castle, DE, where friends may visit with the family beginning at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Helen S. Stambaugh may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association website alz.org
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