Helen L. (Derexson) Donegan

Born: Sat., Oct. 29, 1927
Died: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
Location: Hill Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
Location: Hill Funeral Home

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Helen L. (Derexson) Donegan

    Helen L. (Derexson) Donegan, 90, of Columbus, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2017 at Franklin Woods Nursing Home. She was born on October 29, 1927, in Wayne Township, the daughter of the late Leslie and Alta (Jackson) Derexson.

    Helen is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Mark) Hammond, son-in-law, Rev. Monte R. Cole; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Dorothy Wrightsel and Roger (Nancy) Derexson.

    Helen was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Donegan; son, Paul E. Conkel; daughter, Pat Cole; 5 brothers; 2 sisters; and 2 grandchildren. She was a member of the New Horizon U.M. Church, Columbus.

    Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m. at the HILL FUNERAL HOME, Kingston with Rev. Monte R. Cole officiating. Burial will follow in Springbank Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at Hill’s. Condolences can be made on Helen’s online guest registry at www.hillfhkingston.com.


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Gladys Caudill
   Posted Fri November 17, 2017
My love and prayers are with Helen's family. She will be greatly missed by her brothers and sisters in Christ at New Horizons UMC. Helen always had a smile on her face and always showed her love to all of us. God welcomed her saying, "Welcome home, my good and faithful servant."

Barb Hammond
   Posted Sat November 18, 2017
Mom, sweet memories of you will keep me going even when pain of losing you is still so fresh in my heart. RIP my sweet Mommy....Love you from your baby girl... Barb

Linda Wood
   Posted Sun November 19, 2017

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Linda Wood.

Our deepest sympathy for the family and friends of Helen. Sam & Linda Wood, Mindy Wood and Nathan, Whitney & James Bellar, Klayton, Alaina and Katelyn Bellar

Pamela Mahan-Weldon
   Posted Sun November 19, 2017
Dear Barbara, Mark & family, It is with heavy hearts we mourn the loss of our dear Aunt Helen. We know she is with Uncle Dick, Patty, Paul, Uncle Roger Allen and all the others that preceded her and who she joyously joins now. Our memories of visits to Ohio and hers to New Hampshire will always be fondly recalled. Aunt Helen was always so good to us and our mom.
Please know you are in our prayers and that Aunt Helen will live forever in our hearts.
With deepest sympathy. Love, The Mahan's. Pam, Linda, Matthew, Patrick, Emilia, Conor, Gary, Lisa, and Jessica. And of course, Marion.

Stacey Ferrin
   Posted Mon November 20, 2017
Rest in Heaven, Grandma Donegan..
Stacey Ferrin ❤️

Pegg Allen
   Posted Mon November 20, 2017
Sis, the light in my brothers life. You gave my brother what he always wanted, a home and family. My children have wonderful memories of you and Uncle. Rest in peace.

Rose and Fred Burcham
   Posted Mon November 20, 2017
Helen Donegan's family: Your Helen was our dear friend. She will be sorely missed but knowing she is celebrating her life with our Lord eases our pain. Praying you are experiencing God's love throughout your lives. God bless you Helen. By letting us be a small part of your life., we too were blessed.

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