Helen M. Zumbaugh, 77, 926 N. Broadway, a lifetime Plymouth resident, died, following a brief illness, on Thursday, January 6, 2000, at 3:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Helen was born in Plymouth on July 7, 1922, the daughter of Frank and Emma Jane Cotton Baugher. She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1941, and attended Indiana University.
On November 20, 1948, in Plymouth, Helen and Robert F. Zumbaugh were married. Robert died on August 7, 1991.
For 18 years, Helen served proudly as a uniformed security guard for the R.R. Donnelley & Sons plant in Warsaw, retiring in 1984.
Prior to and during the years of World War II (1939 to 1944) when civilian help was requested by the military, Helen was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. She was a charter member and past president of the Plymouth American Legion Auxiliary and a member of the Eastern Star, Chapter # 26, since 1954.
Helen loved police work. The crackle of a radio scanner was common place in her home. The local news and details shared with her family and friends will be sadly missed.
She is survived by a grandson and his mother, both of North Judson: Phillip L. Snyder Edwards and Janet Edwards. One niece also survives.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Michael R. Zumbaugh, who died on June 28, 1985 and a sister, Maria Chenenoff and a brother, John Baugher.
At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2000, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, an Eastern Star service will be held. Friends may visit with her family for one hour, 6 to 7 p.m., prior to the Memorial Service.
A Committal Service, officiated by Father Expedito Muwonge, St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, of which Helen was a member, will be on Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at 9 a.m. in the New Oakhill Cemetery Chapel.
Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Helen’s memory may be made to St. Michael’s School Mission 2000.