Helen Vogt Fillmore

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Hendersonville, NC – Helen Vogt Fillmore, 85, of Hendersonville, NC, formerly of Martinsville, VA for the previous 35 years, died on May 3, 2010 after a lifetime struggle with Pulmonary Disease. She was born in Melrose, MA on April 11, 1925 to the late Albert A. and Pauline J. Vogt. In 1947, after he returned from serving in the Army Air Corp as a 1st Lieutenant in the European arena of World War II, she married her high school sweetheart, the late Malcolm G. Fillmore, JR, who died on May 16, 2007. She is survived by a daughter, Susan H. Fillmore of Arden, NC and a son, Robert G. Fillmore and his wife, Cathy, 2 step grandchildren and 1 step great-grandchild of Littleton, CO. In addition to her parents and husband, Helen was preceded in death by a daughter, Eleanor V. Fillmore on June 12, 2006, a brother, Albert A. Vogt, Jr. in 2008 and a sister, Pauline V. Musgrove in 2009. She is also survived by 2 sisters-in-law, Priscilla F. Felt of Acton, MA and Emily Vogt of Charlotte, NC, nieces/nephews/cousins and her very close friends, Pat Wardzala of Martinsville, VA, Carla Reilly of Weaverville, NC, Jeanne Harper and her family of Mills River, NC and Sally Lorenz of Arden, NC. Helen was a long-time member of Forest Hills Presbyterian Church in Martinsville, VA and Trinity Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, NC where she found comfort and love, especially during the last 4 years. Helen was very active with Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America as a troop leader when her children were young. She had a strong sense of honor and history as a 50+ year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, where she held the position of State Regent in Virginia for many years as well as other positions in the Joseph A. Martin Chapter. Helen played golf with the Forest Park Country Club Ladies Golf Association in Martinsville, VA where she held different positions for the association. She enjoyed swimming, needlework, bridge and traveling during her lifetime. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 900 Blythe St. in Hendersonville, NC on Monday, May 24, 2010 at 3:00 pm with Pastors Mark Stanley and Joe Gernoske officiating. Memorials may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church in honor of Helen V. Fillmore

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  1. Susan, I have great memories of your Mom. She always said what she meant and I loved the familiar ‘Yankee’ accent mixed with a southern drawl. I was also saddened to read that Ellie passed away. I had lost touch with her. My parents and family send their condolences as well. Take care of yourself. Ann

  2. Susan and Bobby, When you all lived in Stuart, Susan and I were in grade school together and in Scouts. I came to your house on Sunset Drive many times. I wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you both. I remember your mom and dad and Ellie too! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Melissa Ross Hall

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