Helen Lee Smigill

July 18, 1929 - October 22, 2021

07/18/1929 - 10/22/2021

Helen Lee Smigill (92) of Powhatan Point, Ohio, passed away peacefully on 10/22/2021.

She is survived by her daughter, Becky (Ed) Trolley (Wheaton, IL), her granddaughter, Emily (Mark) McCall and her two great-grandsons, Finnegan and Jackson (Lincolnwood, IL), and many friends whom she considered family, including four very special friends who enriched her life in many ways. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Rudy Smigill (1990), her parents Henry and Grace Hartman (The Hartman Hotel), her companion of 20 years, Don Ault, and her sister and brother, Mary Lou Kernick and Lewis Hartman.

She was a lifelong resident of Powhatan Point, OH, but also loved to travel and visit friends and family. She traveled all over Europe and enjoyed winters in Florida for many years. Gammy, as she was fondly called by her grandchildren and their friends, loved to play cards, take road trips exploring, watch football, knit amazing blankets and read. Her apple dumplings, chocolate chip cookies, pickles and blackberry jam were the best around.

In accordance with her wishes, Helen Lee will have a private service at Powhatan Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Meals on Wheels at TMCFunding.com.

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Connie Stewart-Meyer
2 years ago

I just found out about her passing. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady.

Judy Jack Puperi
2 years ago

To Beckie and family- so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers to all .

Susie Bonar
2 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear of Helen Lee’s passing, what a truly wonderful person… she will be deeply missed. Deepest sympathy to her family.

Misty and Rich
2 years ago

Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Aunt Helen Lee. So many good memories involve her and Uncle Rudy and you Beck. Em and family she loved talking about you and how she loved you. Love and hugs to all.

Joanna Fowkes
2 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Keeping you all close to my heart during this difficult time.

Jane Apel
2 years ago

It is with fondness, joy and gratitude when I think of Helen Lee. She was such a bright light to those around her. She and Anna Marie were such good friends and came to Oregon for out daughter’s wedding. We had such a good time together. Helen Lee was a good friend to my mother, helping her get to appointments in her later years. Helen Lee lived life with gusto. I send my sympathy to Becky and family. She was so proud of her family and loved them deeply.

Elizabeth shultz
2 years ago

I was so sorry to hear of Helen Lee passing. It was a joy to have known her for all of the years that we attended Powhatan schools. May she Rest In Peace.

Sandy & Lynn Marling
2 years ago

Lynn and I were so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I heard many great stories about her and she certainly was an active lady. May she RIP with our Lord

Dana & Curtis Workman
2 years ago

Becky, Ed and family…
So sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing Becky, my own Mother once told me that we’re never the same without her, and how true We wish time spent with those we love would last forever……and in our hearts and memories it surely will.
God Bless and comfort you and your family in your loss.

Ed & Angie Pugh
2 years ago

We are sorry to hear of her passing. She was always nice and friendly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.