Naomi K. Burkholder Helman

Naomi K. Burkholder Helman, 89, of Newville, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at the Bridges of Bent Creek.

She was born July 13, 1932, in Newville, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Samuel and Rena Lauver Burkholder.

Mrs. Helman graduated from Shippensburg State College in 1954, and received her master’s in 1970 from the same school.  She taught Kindergarten in the Carlisle School District for a few years before teaching for the Big Spring School District for more than 30 years.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, in Newville, where she taught children’s Sunday School and sang in the choir for more than 60 years.

She was a member of WELCA, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, and Eastern Star where she was a chaplain.

She and her husband, Tom, were very active in PASR and life members. They also enjoyed theatre and participated in every Newville Community Theatre production. She enjoyed eating out, doing crafts, giving people hugs, and traveling to almost all of the 50 states.

She is survived by two daughters, Beth Ebersole and her husband, Jeff, of Maricopa, Arizona, and Cathy Hartsock and her husband, Ken, of Mechanicsburg; four grandchildren, Jeremy Ebersole and his wife, Rachel, Kristen Ebersole Snoke and her husband, Adam, Brock Hartsock and McKensey Hartsock; two stepgrandchildren, Nathan Hartsock and his wife, Amanda, and Nicole Hartsock Renaud and her husband, Jon; and two great-grandchildren, Derek and Hadley Snoke.

A visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Zion Lutheran Church, 51 W. Main St., Newville.

A funeral service celebrating Naomi’s life will be held in the church at 3 p.m. Burial will follow in Newville Cemetery.

A time of visitation and refreshments will be held in the social hall after the burial.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 51 W. Main St., Newville, Pa. 17241.


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