Helen Marie Petre

December 24, 2021

Helen Marie Petre, 93, of Frankfort died December 24, 2021 in her home. She was born on February 26, 1928 in Boone County, Ind. to Joseph Clarence Corwin Sr. and Bernice Ruby (Eaton) Corwin.  She married Donald Leon Petre on April 1, 1949 in Lebanon and he preceded her in death on September 19, 1998.

Helen attended Lebanon Schools.  Before and after marriage, she worked for Boss Manufacturing Co.  She was a homemaker, sold Dutch Maid clothing and Home Interiors, worked for J&L Steel, home healthcare, housekeeping for Turtle Creek Apartments, Panke Machinery Corp. for 5 years and was the Receptionist for C&T Hair for 30 years.  As a believer in the Lord, she was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church and the Hopewell Friendship Club/Class.   She loved to read and play cards and was a member of several Euchre clubs in Mechanicsburg, Frankfort, Kirklin, and Michigantown.

Visitation and Services

Friends may visit from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, December 31, 2021 at Hopewell United Methodist Church, 3460 East County Rd. 500 North, Frankfort. Funeral Service will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery, Frankfort, Indiana. Memorial donations in memory of Helen may be made to the Hopewell United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Survived by:

Son: Robert L. “Bob” Petre (Fiancé: Marlene) of Michigantown, Daughters: Donna Jean (Damon) Ridenour of Rural Frankfort, Tina Marie (Jim) Shaffner of Frankfort, Grandchildren: Cory Lee Ridenour of Rural Frankfort, Robert John Petre of Michigantown, Natacha Marie Petre of Illinois, Alysse Camille Ridenour of West Lafayette, Great-Grandchildren: Jayden Petre, Keedyn Petre, Meaira Ridenour, and Olivia Frye and Sister: Fern Curry of Columbus, OH,

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, son: Terry Lee “Big T” Petre, son-in-law: Brian Scott Imel, daughter-in-law: Carol Petre, grandson: Hagan Robert Petre, brother: Joseph Clarence Corwin, sisters: Mabel Irene Saulsberry, Roberta Bessie Summers, and Mary Louise Lewis.


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26 Condolences for “Helen Marie Petre”

  1. Sandra Dragoo December 27, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    I will so miss the smile on your face, the sense of humor, your kindness, and well….just you! You never complained even though I knew your illness was painful. You were a unique and special lady and will be missed by myself, and your other friends at Friendship Village. My condolences to the family.

  2. Rick &Terri Dean December 27, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    To all you kids, I’m so sorry for your loss, she was a precious lady. You are all in our prayers, cherish your memories I’m sure you have many!

  3. Bernadette C. December 27, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Prayers for Donna, Alysse and all the family. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  4. Rick & Tanny Irwin December 27, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    So sorry for your loss! Sending hugs and prayers!

  5. Lori Meagher December 27, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Bob I’m so sorry for your loss. My Mom passed in February. Prayers to you and your family

  6. Robyn Willoughby December 27, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Donna, Tina and family and friends. So very sorry for your loss
    Robyn (Curry) Willoughby and family

  7. Robert and Nancy Corwin December 27, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Helen was a beautiful person She loved all the reunions and never forgot a name Our prayers are with you at this time She will be happy in Heaven and she will sure have a lot of people to see again RIP Helen

  8. John Theresa Gabriel December 27, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  9. Laura Reed December 27, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I pray that God will provide comfort in this time of loss and peace in your heart.

  10. Shellie Bates Dexter December 27, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    Deepest sympathy for the family. Helen was a very sweet and caring lady. She will be missed.
    Mother sends her condolences.

  11. Jay December 27, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Donna, Tina and Bob, So sorry to hear about aunt Helen passing. She will be missed dearly. Sorry we can not be, but all of you are in our prayers.
    Love you guys
    Jay and Teresa

  12. Doris Jackson December 28, 2021 at 8:25 am

    My prayers for you, Tina, and your family. You sure gave your mom some great trips! I hold you in my heart.

  13. Becky Bowman December 28, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Tina, So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was always a ray of sunshine in my day and I loved talking with her. She will be missed.

  14. Teresa Miller December 28, 2021 at 11:27 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Mindy Pryor December 28, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    I first met your mom at the salon on 28. She was the sweetest receptionist. I’m sure she was greeted by all her loved ones in heaven. May God love, protect, and comfort you and your family.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers,
    Mindy (Jobe) Pryor

  16. Sandee Pickard December 28, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    So sorry for your loss Cory.

  17. Sue Paris Bloss December 28, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    When I think of your mom, it just brings a smile to my face. She was sweet, fun, and I always looked forward to seeing her at Hopewell. Glad to know she is ”home”, but it isn’t easy for those left behind. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  18. Mark and Leanna Sheets December 28, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    So sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of all of you.

  19. Patricia Yates December 28, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your Aunt Helen, Marsha. I played cards with her for several years. She was a fun and lovely lady. She will be missed by many. God Bless.

  20. Terri Lawler Reese December 29, 2021 at 6:45 am

    Praying for peace for your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  21. Shirley Wellman Bishop December 29, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Donna and entire family, So sorry for your loss. May you memories comfort you. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  22. Denny & Monica Moore December 30, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Donna, Tina and Bobby,
    We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Helen’s passing. We’re sorry we can not be there for you, but we are praying for our Lord’s comfort and remembering the many good times we all shared with her. Washington Irving Quote: “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.” We are thinking of you…you are and will be, in our prayers.
    We love you all,
    Denny & Monica

  23. Ruby Dale December 31, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    My condolences very good friend.

  24. Phil & Gloria Crum December 31, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    So sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Sincere sympathies for all.

  25. Steve Bartley January 1, 2022 at 11:56 am

    So sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences. Steve and Missy

  26. Ron & Erilda Coleman January 15, 2022 at 7:50 am

    Dear Tina & Family,
    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was such a sweetie. She & Ron’s Mom, Eleanor Coleman, so enjoyed playing cards in their little group of friends. Know you will miss her. They now can have their reunion in heaven & continue to play “Euchre” & enjoy fellowshipping with Jesus.
    Sending prayers of peace & comfort. God Bless – Ron & Erilda – Foley, AL

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