Helen Irene Carder, of Parkersburg, passed away March 20,2013, at her home following an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 11,1927, a daughter of the late William P. Santee and Dixie Lee Cooper Santee.
Mrs. Carder was a life-long resident of the Parkersburg area and worked at the Diamond Department Store at the Grand Central Mall as a Department Manager.
Surviving are her four children, Gloria (Will) Roush of Parkersburg, John Carder Jr. of Parkersburg, Charlotte Lowe of Murphytown and Ron (Shelia) Carder of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren, Tresa Roberts, Tina Merrill, Tammy Moore, Stephanie Brookover, Carl Lee Isaacs, Jason Isaacs, Travis Carder and Jessica Carder; also 15 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, John E. Carder Sr.; three sisters, Vanita Mixer, Edith Bush, Hazel Flinn, and three brothers, Howard Santee, Clyde Santee and Robert Santee; also daughter-in-law Shelia Carder and son-in-law Gary Lowe.
There will be no visitation or services. Leavitt Funeral Home of Parkersburg will be assisting the family.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leavittfuneralhome.com