Helen Louise Fanning, long time resident of River Ridge, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the age of 94. She was born in Calhoun, Georgia to the late Bud and Gay Hasty. Helen was the beloved wife of the late William Bryan Fanning. She was preceded in death by her brother Robert “Bobby” Hasty and son-in-law Jules Lemoine. Survived by two daughters Charlene F. Lemoine and Linda F. Schneider (Louis Schneider II), five grandchildren, Robyn L. Tadda (Erik), Cathy L. Bruce (Don), Brian “Beeper” Lemoine (Lela), Louis J. Schneider II (Elizabeth) and William Fanning Schneider (Alex), 13 great grandchildren and her beloved canine companion, Sugar Bell.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 Causeway Blvd. on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. A memorial service to celebrate her life will follow at 12:00 Noon. A private internment will take place at Garden of Memories.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Indian School at www.stjo.org/dreams. Condolences may be expressed online at www.tharp-sontheimerfh.com. For information: 835-2341.