Helen S. Garvey (94) of West Orange, died September 8, 2013 in Reinbeck. A memorial will be held Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM from Holy Trinity Church 315 Main Street West Orange, N.J. 07052; Interment at Glendale Cemetery in Bloomfield. Visit www.iowacremation.com to leave condolences.
Surviving are children, Virginia "Ginny" Poppen (Gary) of Reinbeck, Ruth Garvey Fleshman (James) of Houston, and Robert Garvey (Linda) of Hampton, N.J.; 6 grandchildren, David Poppen (Kami), Daniel Poppen (Lana), and Laura Poppen Groeneweg (Jonathan), Ryan Garvey, Kevin Garvey, and Michael Garvey; 5 great grandchildren; brother, Raymond Smalling,Sr., and many nieces and nephews.
Helen is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert John Garvey; parents, Martha Smalling and Raymond Percy Smalling; brothers, Walter Smalling, Sr. and Edward Smalling. Born January 2, 1919 in Newark. A member of Holy Trinity Church and VFW Ladies Auxiliary, she was a Girl Scout leader and Sunday school teacher. Helen retired from Liberty Mutual Insurance. She loved her family. Her energy and enjoyment of life will be missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Church.