OBITUARY

Helen Mary Carpenter Hewitt

December 24, 1926January 30, 2021
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Helen Carpenter Hewitt, age 94, of Collinsville, VA, passed peacefully Saturday, January 30th, 2021. Born December 24, 1926 in Marietta, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Hiram Alexander Carpenter and Mary Ambler Carpenter of St. Marys, WV. She was a graduate of St. Marys High School and West Virginia University. She taught school for 35 years, first in Pocahontas, Virginia and primarily at Georgetown/Sussex High School in Georgetown, Delaware. Having given her heart to the Lord Jesus in 1938, she was very active in Church and Aglow fellowships, Christian Believers United and various ministries. She was a member of the Ohio Valley and later Major Nathaniel Mitchell Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolutionary War (DAR), was twice Regent, and was honored as an Honorary Lifetime Member in 2017 for over 65 years of dedicated service. She was an active volunteer in many varied community service projects and organizations. Surviving is her daughter, Marianne H. Robbins and spouse Dianne Robbins of Sacramento, CA, her son, Richard Franklin Hewitt and spouse, Tara Elizabeth Daigle Hewitt, of Woodstock, GA, granddaughter Jesse H. King and spouse Jeff King of Livingston, MT, great grand-children Eleanor, Griffin, and Duncan King. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her husband of 55 years, Frank S. "Pete" Hewitt, siblings Hiram A. Carpenter Jr., J. Franklin Carpenter, Walter S. Carpenter, Rebecca C. Runnels, and her identical twin, Barbara Ann Carpenter Topper.

A public visitation will be held on Saturday, February 13th, 2021, at Collins McKee Stone Funeral Home, Bassett,VA, from 9am to 5pm. A viewing will also be held in St. Marys WV, on Friday, February 19, 2021, from 6pm to 8pm at Ingraham Funeral Home. The Funeral will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021, with final viewing from 9am to 11am, Memorial service at 11am, and internment immediately following at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, St. Marys, West Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory for her nephew, Rev. T.A. Topper II, still serving as missionary and Bible College Administrator in West Africa for over 32 years: Zion Fellowship International, P.O. Box 70, Waverly, NY, 14892, zionfellowship.org. Memorial donations may also be made to: Derek Prince Ministries, P.O. Box 19501, Charlotte, NC, 28219, derekprince.org.

Online condolences at www.collinsmckeestonebassett.com

Collins Funeral Home at Bassett, Virginia is respectfully serving the Hewitt Family.

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Joda Hitchens

February 25, 2021

Mrs. Hewitt was my first friend’s Mother. Wow, how time does fly! I can’t remember how Marianne and I first met but I know we were very young. We spent many days together. Mrs Hewitt always made me feel welcome in her home. She also made sure we were kind to Richard! Mrs Hewitt watched as I walked home to make sure I arrived there safe and did not stray. I will always have fond memories .

Rita Hayman Callahan

February 24, 2021

My sincere condolences to Marianne and Richard. I have fond memories of both your parents. Your father called me Joda and then when she was in his class, he called her Rita! My mother ran out of gas in your driveway while talking to your mother!

Penelope Shockley

February 17, 2021

Both Mr. And Mrs. Hewitt were instrumental in providing a strong education for Georgetown High School students. I remember when Mrs. Hewitt would randomly call on students...though my name is Penny, I would nervously answer for Kenny, much to his delight. Mr. Hewitt jokingly told us that the DuPonts wanted 100 mile high monument built in their honor. Since they couldn’t do that, they laid it down and it became the DuPont highway. Fond memories!
Condolences for your family.
Penny Todd Shockley

Ruth Briggs King

February 15, 2021

Mrs Hewitt had a lasting impact on many students. She helped engage us on current events and world history. She was a “stickler” for details and doing our best. But the lessons she taught remain today. Her love of Jesus and politics made her a unique and strong woman of faith that frequently butted heads with her daughter. She and Frank are fondly remembered in our community.
As a state legislator in Delaware and member of the daughters of the American revolution, I am one of her legacy students.

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