FREDERICKTOWN — Helen Juanita (Wise) Scarbrough, 90, of Fredericktown, expired Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at the Brookdale Assisted Living Center in Mount Vernon. She was born March 19, 1928, in Fredericktown to the late Kenneth and Thelma (Fulton) Wise.

Helen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, she served as a Deacon, placed flower arrangements on the alter and started the Acolytes, taught Sunday school and served lunches for the Circle meetings. She was a Red Cross Volunteer at Martin Memorial and Mercy Hospital. Helen worked for her husband at Scarbrough Hardware in Fredericktown and was a homemaker. She graduated from Fredericktown High School and was a member of the Fredericktown Garden Club, where she served as president for seven years. The Ohio Association of Garden Club, Inc. Am Hill Chapter No. 81. Helen and her husband, Richard, enjoyed square dancing, golf, shuffleboard and playing cards. After retiring, they loved to travel the world.

Helen is survived by her sister, Creta Reed of Fredericktown; a niece, Janice (Bill) Horn of Mansfield; two nephews, John (Sandy) Reed of Geraldine, Montana, and Kenneth (Debbie) Reed of Fredericktown; great-nephews and great-nieces.

Besides her parents, Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Scarbrough; and a nephew, John Christopher Reed.

Loved ones and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 E. College St., Fredericktown, OH 43019, where a funeral service will take place at 1 p.m., with Pastor Christine Burns officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church, 17 S. Main St., Fredericktown, OH 43019.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Helen Juanita (Wise) Scarbrough.


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