Helen Yeatman Allemong, age 99, of Easton, Maryland, departed this life on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Bayleigh Chase in Easton, Maryland.
Born on March 20, 1919, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Thomas W. and Mary Lewis Orme of Loudoun County, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Helen attended Washington, D.C., public schools, graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1936 and exceled in that city’s program in girl’s tennis.
In 1939 she married William Greenwood Yeatman of Denver, Colorado and Washington, D.C., and they made their home in Woodmoor, a community of Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland. William was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1943 during World War II and was killed in action April 1945 in the battle of Okinawa during the Pacific campaign.
Helen married James W. Allemong in 1951. She became a certified dental assistant and worked for her brother, a dentist, in his office for 16 years in Woodridge, in Northeast Washington, D.C.
In 1960, Helen extended her former employment with the The Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory and retired from the Laboratory in 1975.
The venture of owning and operating a small farm appealed to Jim and Helen and they retired to Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, Jim’s hometown, until his death in 2002. During this time, Helen became active in worship and service with the Union Chapel United Methodist Church as pianist for 25 years, and as an adult Sunday School teacher, as well as President of the United Methodist Women. She also served as President of the Foxglove Garden Club, Secretary to the Woman’s Club and initiated steps to establish the Berkeley Springs Chapter of Stonecroft Ministries Christian Woman’s Club. Helen received the American Red Cross 25-year Volunteer’s Pin for her work with that organization.
Before her move to Berkeley Springs, Helen had been a member of the Brookland Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., the Silver Spring Baptist Church, and at the time of her death was a member of the First Baptist Church, Easton, Maryland.
Helen is survived by one daughter, Mary Yeatman Holston and her husband Alvan M. Holston of Oxford, Maryland, and one niece and two nephews.
A private burial service will be held at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Washington, D.C. at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in Helen’s honor to Moody Bible Institute, 820 N. La Salle Blvd., Chicago, IL 60610 or to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd., P.O. Box 567, Kanab, Utah 84741-0567.
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