Murphy Funeral Homes


Helen G. Earman

November 19, 1923May 22, 2016

Helen Gheen Earman passed away at home on May 22, 2016. She lived in Vienna, Virginia for the past ninety two years. Born at home on Beulah Road, Vienna, Virginia on November 19, 1923 to Ernest Gheen and Amy Denison. She entered Vienna Elementary in 1929 and attended Fairfax High School (now Paul VI) until 1939 when she left to care for her dying mother and run the family home. She met Millard Kenneth Earman from Falls Church on the dance floor at the Vienna Fire Department and married him November 1946 after he returned from serving the Army in WWII. Worked as a topical draftsman for the Army Map Service from 1942 to 1950. She joined the Ladies Auxiliary Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department in 1947. She became a member of the Virginia State Firefighter Association in 1950. She has held many positions in both and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Fairfax County Firefighter Association. She served with the same dedication as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 9274 from 1960 to 1985 and in various community activates. Helen attended Antioch Christian Church and Andrew Chapel Methodist Church in Vienna and has been a member of Providence Baptist Church in McLean since 1962.

She leaves behind two children and their spouses, Kenneth and Anita Earman of Greenville, Virginia and David and Laura Dye of Clifton, Virginia. Seven grandchildren, Karin and Brian Griglak, David and Mae Earman, Millard Earman, Keith and Hilary Dye, three great granddaughters, Sydney and Aubrey Earman, Caitlyn Mary Dye, a great-grandson, Connor Dye and many nieces, nephews and devoted friends.

She preceded in death by her husband, Captain Millard (Bull) Earman and four brothers, David, John, Sam and Bob Gheen.

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, Virginia.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

  • Burial

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Helen G. Earman

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June 4, 2016

Helen was such an active member at Providence. We all loved her and we miss her smiling face already. My prayers are with her family at this difficult time. Carolyn Rinaca

Tim Miller

June 1, 2016

So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Earman and Dye families. She was a great friend and neighbor.
Herb Engert and Tim Miller

Jim and Debbie Earman

May 31, 2016

Heartfelt condolences to you, Laura and Ken.

Debbie Mori

May 30, 2016

So sorry about the passing of your mother thoughts and prays are with you and your family - Debbie & Bud Mori

May 30, 2016

We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Brad and Sabrina Wheaton

May 28, 2016

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.Joyce K Timms

May 28, 2016

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Amy & Lou Coleman

Sharon & John Shreve

May 27, 2016

Deepest condolences, dear Laura. We pray your Mother is at peace. May you and your family find comfort in the love and support of good friends during this difficult time.

May 27, 2016

We are so sorry to hear about your mother's passing and I hope you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please don't hesitate to call if we can be of any help at all. With love, Phil and Vicki

May 27, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these difficult times
Tafi & Sheila Kronfli


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