Rheba Louise Helmick, 75, of Onego passed away Feb. 13, 2023, at Sentara RMH in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
She was born on May 8, 1947, in Onego, the daughter of the late Grover and Ruth (Turner) Long.
Mrs. Helmick attended school in Seneca Rocks and was a homemaker. She attended Spirit of Life Church and was a member of Bible Missionary Church.
She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed watching her grandchildren excel.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory three daughters, Julie Mongold (Tommy) of Petersburg and Polly Hartman (Kelly) and Jamie Simpson (Matt), all of Franklin; a son, Joshua Helmick (Amanda) of Petersburg; four sisters, Ruby Kisamore and Rebecca Teter, both of Onego, Rose Mary Brackman of Sugar Grove and Ruthaleen “Susie” Hartman (Roy) of Franklin; two brothers, Robert Long (Patricia) of Petersburg and Richard Conrad of Rivesville; nine grandchildren, Michael Brunelle, David Brunelle, Jr. (Sarah), Cassandra McDowell, Haley Hartman (Blake), Cheyenne Dayton (Levi), Dustin Simpson (Mallory), Hilary Smith (Brandon), Devon Helmick (Kiersten) and Destiny Helmick (Branson); six great-grandchildren, Makynley, Ashlyn, Olyvia, Jackson, Travis and TJ; and a special great-granddog (fur-baby), Quinn.
She was also preceded in death by her lifelong companion, Richard Phares; three brothers, Randy J., Ray Michael and Ronnie Dale Long; and a sister, Ronna Thompson.
Funeral services were held Friday in the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin with Pastor Daniel Ewald, Pastor Sam Harper and Pastor Brian Hipp officiating. Interment was in North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton.
Memorials may be made to Bible Missionary Church, c/o Tabitha Ewald, 20 Roaring Creek Road, Seneca Rocks, WV 26884, or to “the family,” c/o Basagic Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Franklin, WV 26807.
Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.
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