Helen Purtiman

September 30, 1937 - April 17, 2018

09/30/1937 - 04/17/2018

Helen Ann Purtiman of St. Clairsville Ohio passed away April 17, 2018 at Wheeling Hospital.

Helen, born September 30, 1937, was the daughter of the late Anna (Swaton) and Andy Bouska of Freeport, Ohio.

Helen was a 1955 graduate of Freeport High School and retired from Sargus Juvenile Center.

She was a member of Thoburn United Methodist Church in St. Clarisville.

She loved to cook, read, complete puzzles, work outdoors with flowers and go shopping with her daughter.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Purtiman, son Jimmy, sisters Mary and Bessie Burger, and brothers Frank and Andy Bouska.

Surviving is her loving daughter, best friend and care giver Theresa, her loving grandson Bo Allen Pritts, sister, Mildred Castello of Uhrichsville, Ohio and a very loving niece Shirley Cunningham of Cadiz, Ohio and several other nieces and nephews.

Helen also leaves behind her beloved companion pet Gemma.

According to her wishes her body will be donated to the Ohio State University Department of Anatomy.

Support and prayers are requested for her family.

Arrangements by the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 204 W. Main St. St Clairsville, Ohio 43950.

Share your thoughts and memories of Helen with the family at www.beckaltmeyer.com

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Annia Schiappa
5 years ago

So sorry to hear about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

5 years ago

Theresa and Bo – I just found out about your mother and grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with both of you. Helen meant so much to so many people. I knew her and both of you for so long that at times I felt like a part of the family! Your mother was good at making people feel that way. She will truly be missed, but I feel like a better person for having known her. I will always remember that special laugh she had at Sargus. She and mom always had each other’s backs, and I bet right now they are up there gossiping about us! God bless you both. With love, Tamara

Pam and Mike Chase
5 years ago

Psalm 34:18; http://www.griefshare.com is a helpful website. Lifting you in prayer. pam

Pam and Mike Chase
5 years ago

Theresa and Bo, So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom and grandma. She was such a sweet and special lady. We have fond memories of our visits when Brian and Bo would hang out together. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Praying for God’s peace and presence and comfort; and that good memories will fill your minds. Sending love and hugs. pam and mike

Becky Kraly
5 years ago

I remember all the kindness your Mom showed Sammy as he was growing up with Bo. Sam wanted to go to Sargus so he could eat Helen’s food. She even would send home made noodles home with Sammy. She was a special lady.

Michael Richards
5 years ago

My condolences to you and your family. Sorry for your loss