Helen Palmer

Vonda Helen Palmer, of Parkersburg, W.Va., passed away April 10, 2013, at her home.

She was born Jan. 14, 1923, at Burnt House in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Clay and Lena Roberts Metz. She graduated from Harrisville High School with the class of 1941. She attended the Mt. Pisgah United Church and the Trinity Church. She loved her sports and was an avid fan of the West Virginia Mountaineers, Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Reds.

Surviving are son, Roger Cain and wife Pauline of Sandyville, W.Va.; grandchildren, Traci (Steve) Morrison of Mineral Wells, W.Va., Lindsay Scott Cain of Sandyville, W.Va., and Teri (Kevin) Ohrn of Sandyville, W.Va.; great-grandchildren, Anna (Brian) Lowe, Mollie (Tyler) Bleakley, Logan Morrison, Emily Ohrn, Brady Ohrn, Jon Cain and Abby Cain; great-great-grandchildren, Eisley, Phoenix, Chase and Channing; brothers, Delbert (Jean) Metz of Lothin, Md., Lewis (Nina) Metz of Danville, W.Va., and James (Pat) Metz of Kentucky; special niece, Vonda Sue Jones, that helped take care of her; special caretaker of 9 years, Tina of Belpre, Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and neighbors. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Lindsay Palmer; daughter, Dawn Palmer Beckner; and brothers, Dennis, Doyle and Donald Metz.

Funeral services for Helen are set for 11 a.m. Monday at Waybright Funeral Home, 511 S. Church St., Ripley, W.Va., with Pastor Phillip Prunty officiating. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery on Garfield Road in Wirt County. Friends and family may call 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Monday morning.

Online condolences may be left at www.waybrightfuneralhome.com