Helen Whiting Pond Burns died on Monday, March 14, 2011 in Wilmington, North Carolina of complications of pneumonia.
She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on March 4, 1917, the second daughter of Harold Whiting Pond and Susan Emma Eddy Pond. She moved to Elyria, OH in 1925 and lived in Elyria until she married Harold Deane Burns on April 27, 1940. She was a graduate of Oberlin College and attended Simmons College in Boston. During WWII, she worked with the American Red Cross in Washington, DC. They lived in Mansfield, Ohio where she was active in AAUW, The Conversational Club, First Congregational Church and the Salvation Army. She was an avid knitter, a serious reader, a good friend, and a world traveler. In 1985 she became a resident of North Carolina splitting her time between North Carolina and Ohio.
Her husband, Harold died in 1983. She is survived by five children John Pond Burns, Robert Scott Burns (and Prudence), Mary Burns Hoff (and Richard), Bruce Douglas Burns (and Judith), Harold Deane Burns, Jr. and three grandchildren, Elliott, Emily and Sarah Burns. Her parents, sister, Phyllis Eddy Pond Conway and brother, Donald Dempsey Pond predeceased her.
The Memorial Service will be private.
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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation , 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099