Retha Mae Helmick, 85, of Springfield, WV passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Dawn View Center in Fort Ashby.
Born March 5, 1934 in Green Spring, WV she was the daughter of the late Frank and Ruth (Mullin) Fishel. Besides her parents, Retha is preceded in death by her husband, William M. Helmick; (3) brothers, Frank Jr., Robert, and Gerald Fishel; and a brother in law, Alston Combs.
Retha is survived by her children, Robert L. Helmick and Tena M. Helmick, both of Springfield; her sister in law, Hazel Combs of Rawlings, MD; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Retha was raised by her grandparents, Hubert and Laurel (Mullin) Jones. In past years she was employed at the Kinney Shoe Factory, the Sheltered Workshop, and eventually retired from Wampler-Longacre in Moorefield. She attended Maranatha Baptist Church (now Grace Valley Baptist Church) in Romney.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 11:00 AM till 12:00 Noon at Shaffer Funeral Home in Romney. Funeral services will immediately follow at 12:00 Noon with Pastor Kenneth Lake officiating. Interment will be private.
Please direct inquiries to Shaffer Funeral Home, 304.822.3511