Helen C. Gadmer

Published 9:38 am Friday, March 18, 2016

Helen Cooper Gadmer, 87, a recent resident of Baton Rouge St. James Retirement Center, passed away peacefully on March 17, 2016.

Born in 1928, in Amite, she attended business school and worked as a secretary and bookkeeper. There she met her husband, Charles J. Gadmer, and moved to Bogalusa where they made their home.

Mrs. Gadmer was a member of Zion Lutheran Church for many years before moving to Baton Rouge to live at St. James Retirement Center.

Mrs. Gadmer participated as a member of Hillside Garden Club, Bogalusa Medical Center Pink Ladies and the Bogalusa Civic League.

She enjoyed many activities such as flower arranging, reading, and visiting with her family. She loved to go on family vacations with her three daughters. She was also an avid sports fan in which she watched different sports on television, and listened to her radio when LSU games weren’t televised.

Mrs. Gadmer leaves to cherish her memories to three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and John Alston of Bogalusa, Margaret and James Farr of Baton Rouge, and Susan and Donnie Sanders of Baton Rouge; five grandchildren, Dr. Kimberly F. Mehendale of Dallas, Texas, Rachael M. Werner of Malvern, Ark., Matthew C. Mohon of Covington, Adrianne L. Sanders of Baton Rouge and Michael C. Sanders of Baton Rouge; and four great-grandchildren, Lena A. Mehendale, Raja C. Mehendale, Charley K. Mohon and Piper S. Mohon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Jules Gadmer; and her parents, Leo Cooper and Lillabelle C. Thomas.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 20, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 3 p.m., with Deacon Anthony Thomas of Zion Lutheran Church officiating. Entombment will follow at Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum in Ponemah Cemetery.

To view and sign the register book, visit online at pooleritchiefuneralhome.com.