1929 – 2019

LITCHFIELD – Helen Louise (Heath) Poore was called home to be with her family in Heaven on Sunday, May 26, 2019 while being surrounded by her family.

Helen was born in Chelsea, Maine on March 26, 1929 to Harry E. and Bertha L. (Markham) Heath.

Helen married Frederick Poore on May 1, 1943 and together they had two children, Sylvia and Ronald.

She was a devoted wife to Freddie, always taking good care of him during his time of illness, until his passing in November 1978. As well as being a devoted wife, she was a loving mother, grandmother, sibling, aunt and friend. Helen worked as a bookkeeper for Calvary Four Square Church in Gardiner, Maine for several years and later became a member of Gospel Light Fellowship in Brunswick, Maine. Her love for the Lord was strong and steadfast, which was very apparent to everyone who knew her.

Helen resided in Brunswick until March of this year when she went to live with her grandchildren; Kasey Nick and KK in Litchfield.

Helen was predeceased by her husband Frederick Poore; her daughter Sylvia; her son-in-law Stanley Rideout; grandchildren Roxanne, Connie, and Stanley Rideout, baby Rideout; grandsons Eric and David Poore; son Ronnie Poore; sisters Orena, Edna, Hazel, and Madeline; and brothers Fred, Roy, Walter, Harry Jr., and Roger Heath.

Helen is survived by her brother Kenneth Heath and wife Susan, of Topsham; daughter-in-law Kathy Bronn, of Gardiner; grandchildren,Becky Swan, Rachel Poore, Kasey Poore, Ron Poore, Dusty Bronn, Sheyanne Bronn; 14 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; Jada, Nevaeh, Addalynn, Dexter, Oliver and Emmit; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, June 3rd, from 4:00 to 7:00pm, at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 4th, at 10:00am, burial will follow in the Litchfield Plains Cemetery, Plains Road, Litchfield, Maine.

Please feel free to join the family for a celebration of life (a potluck) will follow the burial ceremony at 1290 Richmond Road, Litchfield, ME.

Arrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website: familyfirstfuneralhomes.com