Helen M. Cripe
May 22, 1924 – January 20, 2020
Helen M. Cripe, 95, of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020. She was born on May 22, 1924 in Portsmouth, Ohio, a daughter of the late Irvin and Mrytle (Owens) Smoot. She worked as a bookkeeper and secretary at Lincoln Life before retiring in 1985. In her free time she enjoyed traveling and playing bingo. Surviving family include her daughters, Linda (Michael) Keele and Karen (Gary) West; five grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in passing by her first husband, Walter Scott; her second husband, William Cripe; her son, Brian Scott; and a sister, Lillian Young. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery on Engle Road, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to Ashton Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Activities Department.
- Ashton Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Activities Department
- Visitation Thursday, January 23, 2020
- Visitation Friday, January 24, 2020
- Funeral Service Friday, January 24, 2020
- Final resting place: St John's Lutheran Cemetery Friday, January 24, 2020
Helen M. Cripe
January 24, 2020
I shall always remember my Aunt Helen who was always joyful and positive through life. She lived life to the fullest and was a wonderful Mother . Our days spent as kids in the summer with her were filled with excitement and joy. I love her and will always have her in my heart forever.