Lansing, NY

Helen E. Jones Stoll, age 99, passed away May 3, 2013, at Groton Nursing Facility, Groton, NY.

A long-time resident of Warsaw, NY, and more recently, Moravia, Lansing and Cortland, Helen was born in Hamer, ND on August 25, 1913, to Dow and Alice (Cunningham) Jones. She married G. Gifford Stoll on August 17, 1945. Helen was a registered nurse, graduating with the class of 1935 from Wyoming County Community Hospital School of Nursing, where she continued to work part time until the age of 70. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the United Church of Warsaw.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Gifford, in 1989; a daughter, Susan Simpson, in 1997, a sister, Violet Day, in 1961 and a grandson, Douglas Lewis.

She is survived by three daughters, Sharey Travis (Gary) of Lansing, NY, Sandra Phetteplace (Donald) of Auburn, NY and Donna Swanson of Smethport, PA; brother Donald Jones (Phyllis) of Altoona, PA; grandchildren, Wendy Fenner (George), Jeremy Travis, Daphne Siganowich (Scott), David Phetteplace (Sharon), James Phetteplace, Corey Simpson (Emily), Paula Simpson, Kathryn Darcy, David Lewis and Ruthann Riehle; as well as 24 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren

A funeral service, officiated by Pastor Jane Sautter and Pastor David Richter, will begin at 11am, May 13, 2013, at Lansing United Methodist Church, 32 Brickyard Rd., Lansing, NY. Immediately following the service, everyone is welcome to join Helen’s family for a luncheon at the church. Prayers of committal at Warsaw Cemetery, Warsaw, NY, will take place at 12:00pm, May 14, 2013.

Memorial contributions in Helen’s memory may be directed to Hospicare, 172 E. King Rd., Ithaca, NY, 14850, or Groton Nursing Facility, 120 Sykes St., Groton, NY 13073.

Lansing Funeral Home is assisting the family.