ZEPHYRHILLS, FL — Helen M. Thrower, 93, of Zephyrhills, FL, formerly of Richmond, ME, was called home to be with Jesus and reunited with her loved ones in Heaven. She was born on July 21, 1921, in Richmond, ME, and was the last surviving child of the late John T. and Inez (Carter) Witham.

Helen attended Richmond schools and was employed by Ames Woolen Mills and Eaton Shoe Company from which she retired in 1977. She was a member of the Electa Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Bowdinham, ME; Emerson & Lane Post 132 Legion Auxiliary, Richmond, ME; former member of Pine Tree Campers-Chapter 33; and the Dade City Christian Church.

She is survived by her five children: Judy Richardson (Gene) Zephyrhills, FL, John Thrower Jr. (Stephanie), Grand Island, FL and Hampton, CT, Janice Collins, Zephyrhills, FL, Joyce Koprowski, Zephyrhills, FL and Jean Pearson, Lynn, MA; 11 grandchildren, 25 greatgrandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Thrower in 1985.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Dade City Christian Church, 11800 Windsorwood Blvd., Dade City, FL 33525. Internment will be at a later date at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta, ME. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dade City Christian Church.

Hodges Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.