Helen Louise Fourney (Vollmer), age 90, passed away suddenly on July 3, 2021 surrounded by her family. Helen was the beloved wife of Edward B. Fourney. They had celebrated 69 years of marriage on June 28th. She is survived by a son, Edward Richard Fourney and his wife, Diane; two granddaughters, Lisa McClafferty and her husband, Kevin, and Jill Haile and her husband, Michael; six great-grandchildren, William McClafferty, Andrew McClafferty, Owen McClafferty, Emilie Louise Haile, Max Haile, and Laine Haile; one sister, Charlotte Clemons and her husband, William, from Williamsport, Pa and several nieces and nephews.
Helen was born, raised, and educated in Williamsport, PA. She met Ed at a roller skating rink and later married and started a family. Ed was transferred to the Kennett Square area in 1960 while working for The Mushroom Transportation Company, and Kennett Square became their permanent home.
Helen’s life was devoted to her family. She adored her granddaughters and their children. She celebrated her 90th birthday on June 4th at a family gathering and was absolutely delighted to be honored on her special day.
Helen and Ed enjoyed their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware where they enjoyed fishing, crabbing, and boating. Their small place was usually filled with family, children, and friends where many special memories were made for 30 years.
Her memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 8th at the Presbyterian Church of Kennett Square, 211 S. Broad St. Kennett Square, PA 19348 at 11:00 AM. Friends may visit with family prior to the service at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to support research for CTNNB1 Syndrome. This was very important to Helen due to her great-granddaughter, Emilie, being diagnosed and living with this rare disease. She always wanted to help Emilie every way she could. Online donations can be made at: http://www.curectnnb1.org OR Checks can be made out to: Advancing CTNNB1 Cures and Treatments and Sent to: Advancing CTNNB1 Cures and Treatments Attn: Lauren Cochran, 8 Loantaka Lane, North Morristown, NJ 07960. Please put Emilie's or Helen’s name on the check or in “Why I donated” on online donations so we may honor your donation with a thank you. Thank you in advance for your support of Emilie. Helen would be so very happy.
Arrangements are by Matthew J. Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (1-800-FUNERAL) Condolences may be shared at www.griecofunerals.com
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