Helen D Scott obituary 1937~2022


Helen D Scott, age 84, of Warfordsburg, PA, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, PA.

Helen D Scott
Helen D Scott

Helen was born on June 12, 1937, in Lancaster, PA, the daughter of Thelma Swank. Helen married the late Donald Burdette and the late Harry Scott, both predeceased her.

Helen worked at various locations in the area as a seamstress and sanding furniture.

Helen is survived by three daughters, Virginia Burdette of Warfordsburg, PA, Donna Borror of Hanover, PA, and Shirley Norris of Warfordsburg, PA; two sons, Donald Burdette, Jr. of Wrightsville, PA, and Daniel Burdette of York, PA; and one daughter-in-law, Ronda Jones of Felton, PA. Helen is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.

Helen is preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Swank, her husbands, one son, Robert Burdette, two sisters and one brother.

There’s no-one like your mother
Who lives upon this earth
The sacrifice she gave us
From the day that she gave birth

The countless days that she did work
From morning until the night
Always tired and very weary
Her burdens were not light!

Restless days and restless nights
Just to start another day
And do it then all over again
Just to keep her kids’ each day!

The years passed as she aged
And her health began to fail
Kids’ are grown and went their way
She became weak and very frail

But the Lord sent kind people
To care for her each day!
Always happy and smiling
As her health was fading away

As she laid there dying in her bed
I wept and touched her face
And told her we all loved her
And sang, amazing grace

Gone now from this earth
Her memories will always be
There’s no- one like your mother
And I will see her in Eternity!


Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

The family has entrusted Helen’s care to Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in McConnellsburg, PA.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.

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