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Helen F Hykes 1928-2023

Helen F Hykes, 94, of Shippensburg, departed this life on the morning of Monday, December 4, 2023, at the Shippensburg Health Care Center.

She was born on December 29, 1928, in New Cumberland, a daughter of the late Calvin L. and Anna (Rothrock) Faust.

Helen was a 1946 graduate of New Cumberland High School. She married Robert M. Hykes, Jr., in January of 1952. He preceded her in death on October 30, 1996.

Early in life, Helen worked at Fishers Florist, Shippensburg, prior to having her two sons. Afterward she became a consummate homemaker taking care of her family in all ways.

Helen was a very active, longtime member of the Messiah United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday School for many years and was the founding director of the Junior Choir which she led for twenty-five years.

Helen was also an integral part of Camp Penn, Waynesboro, for over twenty-five years. It was where she met her husband, Robert, and together became the summer managers, spending lots of time there with their family. It became a very special place and important part of her life.

She is survived by two sons, John R. Hykes of Shippensburg, and David A. Hykes and wife Diane of Waynesboro; a granddaughter, Amanda S. Davis and husband Taylor of Hagerstown, MD; three great grandchildren, Avery, Grace, and Robert Davis, all of Hagerstown, MD; and several nieces.

In addition to her parents and husband, Helen was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Her funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., Shippensburg.

Her graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, December 8, 2023, at the Spring Hill Cemetery. There will be no public viewing or visitation.

Contributions in memory of Helen F Hykes may be made to Camp Penn (United Methodist Church Camp) at P.O. Box 511, 8005 Old Forge Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

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


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