Helen M. Belcher

March 31, 1922August 16, 2011

Helen M. Belcher Helen Markle Belcher, 89, of Parkersburg, passed away Aug. 16, 2011 at Camden-Clark Medical Center-Memorial Campus. She was born Mar. 31, 1922 in Maysel, WV, Clay County, daughter of the late Henry M. and Sarah Rhodes Markle. She was a Quality Control Inspector for Corning Glass Works where she retired after 39 years of service. She is survived by her son, Rondell L. (Sheila K.) Belcher of Washington, WV; daughter, Joan C. Smith of Parkersburg; four grandchildren, Laura and Brian Belcher, both of Parkersburg, Erica Belcher of Belpre, OH, and Shaun Belcher of Washington; and one great-grandchild, Daisy Cowdery of Belpre, OH. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell and Roy Markle; one sister, Daisy Marie Markle; and her son-in-law, Phillip L. Smith. Services will be held 3 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Pastor Corey Forsyth officiating. Entombment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be submitted to the family at


  • Visitation Friday, August 19, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 19, 2011

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Benjamin "Benji" Smith

August 19, 2011

Joan & family, I have nothing but fond memories of your mom and the great neighbors acrossed Grandview Street that she'd walk through our yard to visit almost daily. I'm sure I can speak for my entire family (Dawn, myself, Alicia, and Zachary) when I say that you, Phil, and Helen were a blessing to have as neighbors. The respect, guidance, and compassion you all showed our family as neighbors and friends was priceless to us growing up. I know that I turned out a better man than what could of been because you all were around to help mold me into who I am today.

To you and your family, I offer my sincerist condolences. I only hope I can pass on a part of Helen's legacy with the way I impact other's lives like she has my family.

Jenny Rollins Rubio

August 19, 2011

Greetings from Cali, Colombia, South America. This is your former Edgelawn neighbor Jenny Rollins. Sorry to read of your mother's passing. We have a lot of fond memories growing up next door to each other. Would love to see all of you once again. Prayers and heart blessing coming pouring out from me to you. God bless, take care and love Jenny Rollins Rubio :):):)

Tia Beaty

August 18, 2011

Brian and Laura, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

Norm Yearick

August 18, 2011

Helen was a special person in my early days at Corning and in my career. She taught me so much about how to be a good boss. My sympathy to the family.
norm yearick

Delmas and Debbie Wilson

August 18, 2011

Ron, so sorry about the lost of your Mother, We are sending you all Prayers to ask God to confort you in your loss. May God Bless!

Ray Deem

August 18, 2011

Ron, Shelby and I express our deepest sympathy for you and your family . prayers are sent your way