Helen Marie (Helmick) Kesner

April 28, 1931 ~ November 15, 2022 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Helen Marie (Helmick) Kesner, age 91, of Petersburg, WV went to her Heavenly Home on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at Grant Memorial Hospital.

Helen was born on April 28, 1931, in Moorefield, WV and was a daughter of the late Hendron Helmick and Carrie (Shockey) Helmick.  In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by four brothers, John Helmick, Sam Helmick, Virgil Helmick and infant Ralph Helmick; four sisters, Viola Helmick Keplinger, Sarah “Dude” Helmick Baldwin, Alice Helmick Hutton and Ann Helmick Kidwell. Helen was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Helen is survived by her husband of 64 years, Paul D. Kesner; two daughters, Paula Weese of Cabins, WV and Donna Baddour (Barry) of Madison, GA; three grandchildren, Ryan  Weese (Pam Tennant),  Nicholas Baddour and Natalie Baddour; one great grandson, Parker Weese and numerous nieces and nephews.

Helen was a graduate of Moorefield High School class of 1953.  She worked for Harper’s 5 & 10 and Coffman Fisher Store in Moorefield, WV. She also worked for Ebert’s 5 & 10 store, Coffman Fisher Store, and was a cook at Petersburg High School.  She was later employed at Bonds Jewelry Store and retired from W. E. Harman & Son  in Petersburg, WV.  Helen was a member of Petersburg First Baptist Church. 

Funeral service will be Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 1 PM in the chapel of the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg, WV with Pastor Shannon Earle and Pastor Frank Ketterman.  Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. till time of service at 1 PM.

Interment will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Petersburg, WV.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 112 Virginia Avenue, Petersburg, WV 26847.

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


November 19, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Schaeffer Funeral Home
11 North Main Street
Petersburg, WV 26847

Funeral Service
November 19, 2022

1:00 PM
Schaeffer Funeral Home
11 North Main Street
Petersburg, WV 26847

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Helen Kesner

April 28, 1931-November 15, 2022

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