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  • ID: I0003
  • Name: Helen Mae KOETHE
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1 AUG 1926 in Hanover Township, Paris, Washington County, Pennsylvania
  • Death: 17 AUG 1966 in Jess Parrish Memorial Hospital, Titusville, Brevard County, FL of Acute Massive Myocardeal, Acute Pancreatitus
  • Burial: 19 AUG 1966 Oaklawn Memorial Park (beside Donald), Christus Garden, Section P1, Lot 83, Space A, Garden Street, Titusville, Brevard County, FL
  • GRAD: 26 MAY 1944 Union High School, Burgettstown, Allegheny County, PA
  • Social Security Number: 187-20-5755 (issued in PA) not listed in SSDI
  • Event: Funeral Home Smith Chapel, Smith Funeral Home, Titusville, FL
  • Event: Attended 1950 Presbyterian Church, pastor Wilson, Frankfurt Springs, Beaver County, PA
  • Event: Attended 1956 First Presbyterian Church, Titusville, Brevard County, FL
  • Census: APR 1930 Hanover Twnsp, Paris town, Washington County, PA Federal Census; Enum. Robt. Freshwater; Dist. 69; Line 6; Page 6a
  • Census: 1940 Hanover, Washington Co, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3623; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 63-84
  • Census: 1950 17 N. Holiday Lane, Titusville, Brevard County, FL
  • Census: 1960 17 N. Holiday Lane, Titusville, Brevard County, FL
  • Occupation: Homemaker
  • Event: Medical (Facts Pg) BET 14 AND 17 AUG 1966 Acute Massive Mycordial --(?)-- (could mean brain embolism), and Acute Pancreatitis, died at 5:45 am
  • Event: Age at Death (Facts Pg) 40 years, 16 days
  • Event: Marital Status Married
  • Event: Obituary 18 AUG 1966 The Weirton Daily Times 1966 August 18 August 1966 Page 2
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Event: Death Certificate 1966 Florida Death Certificate # 66-038047
  • Event: Address (Facts Pg) 1930 Highway No. 22, Hanover Township (Paris Town), Washington County, PA
  • Event: Address (Facts Pg) 1950 Frankfurt Springs, Beaver County, PA
  • Event: Note Find A Grave: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=ackman&GSfn=helen&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=11&GSob=n&GRid=7764798&pt=Helen%20Mae%20Koethe%20Ackman&
  • Event: Note My adopted mother.
  • Event: Event 28 MAY 1948 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Marriage announcement
  • Reference Number: 3
  • Medical Information: Brevard County Coroner
  • Note:
    HELEN MAE KOETHE was my mother. I remember her as a gentle, quiet woma n. She grew up in rural Washington County, Pennsylvania. She graduated wi th her High School class on May 21, 1944 from Union High School. Accordi ng to the program guide that she saved from her graduation, it went thusly :

    BACCALAUREATE SERVICE
    Union High School
    Sunday Evening, May 21, 1944 8:00 PM, E.W.T.
    Processional: Pomp and Circumstance -- Elgar
    Invocation: Reverend William H. Flurkey
    Selection: "American Prayer"-Stock and Rose by the Girl's Chorus
    Scripture Lession: Psalm 86 given by Reverend L. M. Van Inwegan
    Prayer: Reverend W. J. McCashin
    Selection: "Navy Hymn" - Dykes, Whiting and Hamilton sung by the Ensemble
    Address: "The World God Would Have Us Build" by Joseph S. Morledge, D.D.,
    Pastor of Sixth Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Selection: "A Song Of Peach" by Sibelius sung by the Girl's Chorus
    Benediction: Reverend Jacob C. Ruble

    Mom loved animals, especially dogs. Unfortunately, I have very few memori es of Mom because Don would not permit anyone speaking of her. But the o ne I do have is of her stopping our old faded green Volkswagon "bug" to he lp a wounded dog in the street just outside Parkway Junior High in Titusvi lle. I do believe she was in frail health by then. But even with that infi rmaty and also with their tiny bank acount, she had offered to take the an imal to a veterarian. It was too late though for the poor little dog. I re member how sad she felt all the way home. She was so thoughtful and kin d. Another vivid memory I have is of when I was very little. I was feeli ng carsick in the back seat and Mom just stopped at a strangers house a nd knocked on the front door asking for a class of water for me. She w as so sweet about it too. Isn't it funny that even when other memories fad e, the tender memories that one can recall after so many years. She was re ally special.

    Inspite of her increasing physical difficulties, Mom was very strongwille d. There was nothing weak about her mind! Her wrists were very
    tiny and delicate. Mom loved Jesus Christ and apparently to read The Ho ly Bible frequently. I have found many passages underlined with notes fr om her studies. She also had a large collection of costume jewelry I "inhe rited" after her death in 1966. My dear sweet Mother died when I was 10 ye ars old. I have pretty much raised myself since the age of 10. There w as no real parental guidance in the home after she died. My 'father' ju st didn't seem to care about anything or anyone except himself. But G od is truly merciful and I am grateful for the ten years of peace that I d id have and the gentle memories of a loving, caring Mother.

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    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Friday, May 28, 1948

    KOTHE-ACKMAN
    The marriage of Miss Helen May Koethe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ko ethe of Frankfort Springs, Pa., and Donald W. Ackman, also of Frankfort Sp rings, took place on May 22 in the United Presbyterian Church parsonage. T he Reverend Emerson Ray officiated.

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    Newspaper: The Weirton Daily Times 1966 August 18 August 1966 Pa ge 2
    http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/49058992/

    Mrs. D. W. Ackman
    TITUSVILLE, Fla -- Mrs. Helen M. Ackman, wife of Donald W. Ackman of Holid ay Lane, Titusville, died Wednesday. She was a former resident of Frankfo rt Springs, Pa. She was born Aug. 1, 1927, in Hanover Township, Pa., daugh ter of Mrs. Edna Koethe of Orlando, Fla., and the late Richard Koethe. Sur viving in addition to her husband and mother are a daughter, Pamela Da wn at home; a brother, Darrell Koethe of Orlando and an aunt, Miss Leno ra Koethe of Pittsburgh. Interment will be made in Florida.
    Arrangements are incomplete.

    About this page
    Title:The Weirton Daily Times
    State:West Virginia
    County:Hancock
    City:Weirton
    Country:United States Of America
    Content Source:Ancestry.com
    Lccn: sn85059675
    Literal Title:The Weirton Daily Times
    Date:1966-08-18




    Father: Richard Darrell KOETHE I b: 27 AUG 1899 in West Deer, 3 Degree Road, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
    Mother: Edna Margaretta STRAIN b: 30 JUL 1903 in Eldersville, Washington County, Pennsylvania

    Marriage 1 Donald Willard "Don" ACKMAN b: 2 MAR 1924 in Imperial, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
    • Married: 22 MAY 1948 in United Presbyterian Church, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
    • Marriage fact: 17 AUG 1966 in Titusville, Brevard County, Florida
    • Event: Marriage location 22 MAY 1948 in Crafton, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
    • Event: Married by 22 MAY 1948 in Reverend Emerson Ray, officiating
    • Marriage Ending Status: Death of one spouse
    Children
    1. Has No Children Living ACKMAN
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