Obituary of Helen M. Woodruff
Helen M. Woodruff, 100, Norristown
Helen Woodruff, 100, widow of the late Robert Woodruff, passed away Thursday January 21, 2021 in the Phoenixville Hospital.
She was born May 20, 1920 in Norristown, the only child, to the late Frank Price and the late Florence Gertrude (Schiele) . Helen graduated from Norristown High School and went to work for Synthane Taylor during WWII, where she met the love of her life, Robert Woodruff. Robert was drafted and being sent off to war, so they planned to elope to Maryland prior to his deployment. They were talked out of it by their families and ended up waiting to be married until after he came home from the war. They were married in 1945, shortly after his discharge.
In her 100 years of life, Helen saw two pandemics, the great depression and two world wars. She had a passion and zeal for life. After her husband Robert passed away in 2005, Helen stayed very independent, remaining in her home in Audubon until 7 years ago and driving until she was 95. After moving into Woodbridge Assisted Living she was very active in bingo, puzzles and social events. Her main complaint while there was that they did not schedule enough trips to the casino, where she played the slot machines. She enjoyed her daily walks around the property and visits with her great grandson. Helen enjoyed animals, both wild and domestic. She fed the birds, raccoons, and chipmunks at her home in Audubon and rescued many baby bunnies. There was always a cat in the house and for many years a succession of dogs, too.
Helen loved her family and was a wonderful mother to her two children: Lucinda Jaso of Delaware and Robert (wife Linda) Woodruff of Florida. She also leaves behind many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A Private Graveside Service will be held at 12:00 PM Wednesday January 27 in Riverside Cemetery, 200 S. Montgomery Ave., Eagleville with Rev. Paul Thornhill officiating.
A Private Family Visitation will be from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Wednesday, January 27 prior to the service at R. Strunk Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Montgomery County SPCA, 12 E. Ridge Pike, PO Box 222, Conshohocken, PA 19428, www.SPCA.com, or to an animal shelter of your choice.
Online condolences can be made at www.rstrunkfuneralhome.com. All arrangements are being handled by R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc Phoenixville, PA.