Helen D. Gibble88, Colebrook-Terry seamstress

By on January 11, 2012

Helen Demmy Gibble, 88, of Penryn, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim.

Born in Penn Township, she was the daughter of the late Hiram and Minnie Ruhl Demmy. She was the wife of the late James Gibble, who died in 1991.

Helen worked as a seamstress at the former Colebrook-Terry Manufacturing, Brownstown and Akron, and the former Par-mat, Manheim. She was a member of Jerusalem Church, Penryn, and a former member of the Penryn Fire Company Auxiliary. Helen enjoyed traveling on weekends to watch stock car races at the former Reading Fair Grounds. She was an avid NASCAR fan, especially watching her favorite driver, Jeff Gordon. Helen also enjoyed listening to country music, especially George Strait. She loved to call and talk to DJ Michael C. Anthony from 101 The Rose radio station. Helen enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are two daughters: Connie G., wife of Richard E. Martin, and Mary A. Givler, both of Penryn; three grandchildren: Shannon Lee, husband of Jeri Martin, of Penryn; Gail, wife of Sean T. Warner, of West Chester; James Vincent Martin, husband of Raina Colton, of Summerville, S.C.; and ten great- grandchildren: Ashley, Kelsie, Reilly, Colin, Nina, Jack, Jude, Kelly, Raquel and Ashton.

She was preceded in death by one precious angel: Reeni; and a brother: Clayton Demmy.

Her graveside service was held at the Penryn Cemetery, Penn Township, on Jan. 11 with Pastor Timothy Heritage officiating.

Kindly omit flowers. Contributions in Helen’s memory may be made to the Penryn Fire Company #1, Penryn, PA 17564.

A special thank you to goes out to all of Helen’s caregivers at Pleasant View.

To send the family online condolences, visit buchfuneral.com.

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