|Grantsville social worker and civic leader, Mary Helen Wolfe Hartshorn, 73,
has died in Charleston Area Medical Center after a short illness. She was
formerly employed by the Calhoun Health Department, the Calhoun
Extension office and was retired from the West Virginia Department of
Health and Human Services.|
She was a former Girl Scout leader, a 4-H leader, a member of the Order of
the Eastern Star #73, Rebecca's Lodge #52, Daughters of the American
Revolution (Pheobe Cunningham Chapter), VFW Ladies Auxiliary #5959,
AFSME member, PTA member, Civic Club, Calhoun Band Boosters, Calhoun
Hospital Auxiliary, 4-H Leader's Association, and the West Virginia Public
She was valedictorian of CCHS Class of 1946, and was married to her
husband, Ernest Hartshorn, for 58 years. A Christian, she attended the Mt. Zion UM Church.
Mary Helen was well-known throughout her community as a caring,
compassionate lady who helped numerous people when help was needed.
She and her husband enjoyed spending time in Myrtle Beach several times a
year. She also enjoyed cook-outs and "get-togethers" for family and friends.
She will be best remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Sharon Lynch and son-in-law, Ed Lynch
of Parkersburg, Kathy Bailey of Clarksburg and Kelley Houchin and son-in-law, Jeff Houchin of
Arnoldsburg; seven grandchildren, Jim and wife Paula Lynch, David, Shana and Heather Bailey, Zachary, Matthew and Ashley Houchin; three great grandchildren, Katie, Garret and Nick Lynch; sisters, Edna Mann of Stone Mountain,
Georgia and Irene Conley of Elyria, Ohio; brother, Clifford Wolfe of Chattanoga, Tennessee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Stella Elloitt
Wolfe and son-in-law, John Bailey of Clarksburg.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Stump
Funeral Home, Grantsville, WV with the Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Burial will be in the
Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.