Yocum, Helen L. (nee. Thompson) 1917-2013

Weirton Daily Times
Saturday, April 6, 2013

YOCUM, Helen L., 96, of Steubenville, Ohio, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia.

She was born January 4, 1917, in Toronto, Ohio, a daughter of the late Joseph “J.T.” and Luella Hinkle Thompson.

Helen was a member of First Christian Church in Steubenville, where she served as treasurer. She was a member of Steubenville Womens Club and LaBelle Chapter 414 Order of the Eastern Star.

Helen taught at the Steubenville Business College, owned by her dad J.T. Thompson, and operated the printing service associated with the college. Later she assisted her brother, Vincent Thompson in his tax/ accounting business, completing tax returns while still operating the printing service.

Preceding Helen in death were her first husband, Samuel Knight in 1946; second husband, Floyd H. Yocum; brother, Vincent Thompson; and two sisters, Mildred Thompson Yocum and Ruth Thompson Moran.

Surviving are her daughter, Sally (Jerry Bridges) Turner-Bridges of Vienna, VA; son, Robert F. (Diane) Yocum of Rockford, IL; two grandchildren, Robert B. (Camille) Yocum of Seattle, WA and John D. Yocum of Chicago, IL, and two great-grandchildren, Bradley F. and Helena M. Yocum both of Seattle, WA.

Friends may call at the First Christian Church in Steubenville, Ohio, on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at noon with Rev. Trina Morgan and Jim Forbes officiating. Burial at Union Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, Wintersville.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to First Christian Church, 220 North Fourth St., Steubenville, OH 43952.

Family and friends are invited to gather at First Christian Church at the conclusion of the committal service for a time of fellowship in memory of Helen.

Offer condolences at http://www.shorac.com.
Contributed by Jackson Edward Wilson