Helen M. Truman


NORWAY — Helen M. Truman, 93, of South Paris, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Stephens Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Mexico, Feb. 7, 1919, the daughter of Harold Millett and Eva Tibbetts Millett King. She attended schools in Lewiston, Mechanic Falls and Paris.

Helen had worked in shoe shops, Wilner Wood Heel and A. C. Lawrence Leather Co. in South Paris, before moving to Connecticut in 1952. While there, she worked at Holo-Krome Screw Co. She returned to South Paris in 1969 and worked in area shoe shops until her retirement.

She was a life member of the Norway-Paris Fish and Game, enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. She was a wonderful homemaker, mother and grammie; family was everything to her. She married Lloyd Witham in 1939 and later married Leon T. Truman.

Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Tapley of South Paris; a grandson and his wife, Jamie and Jessica Tapley of Norway; six great-grandchildren, Hunter Tapley-Wilson, Malaya Morris, Kaitlyn and Madison Tapley, and Kurtis and Frances Boutilier.

She was predeceased by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Rose Millett and Leora Whitney; and a brother, Frank Millett.

The family would like to thank the staff at Stephens Memorial Hospital, Market Square Health Care Center and Dr. Eshleman for the wonderful care that Helen received.

Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.