Helen Virginia Kratz

Helen Virginia Kratz, of Parkersburg, W.Va., has passed away.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Martha (Nichols) and Clyde Parks Fuchs, and her second husband, George Derr Kratz. She is survived by Darlene Carpenter and her husband Michael Clifford of Boston, Mass., and Denise and Gary Collins of Irvine, Calif.; three step-children; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and her brother, Charles Fuchs of Parkersburg.

Helen graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1942. She worked at the Ration Board during the war, and married her first husband, Lloyd D. Carpenter, in 1944.