Helen Marie Iglehart, 75, former Sun employee

April 22, 2002

Helen Marie Iglehart, 75, former Sun employee

Helen Marie Iglehart, a homemaker who worked several jobs throughout her life, including one in the advertising department at The Sun, died Wednesday of a pulmonary embolism at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. She was 75.

Born Helen Scopel in Rheims, France, Mrs. Iglehart met her husband, Walter V. Iglehart Jr., in Soissons, France, while he was serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. She was working as a translator in the railway transportation office and he was on special assignment from the infantry.

The two married in France in 1946, and made their home in the United States.

She became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1960.

"She built us a beautiful home," her husband said.

In addition to her job at The Sun about four decades ago, Mrs. Iglehart worked for a travel agency for a time and for Chick-fil-A, distributing samples, her family said.

Mrs. Iglehart was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served on a mission to Paris from 1987 to 1989 with her husband.

In her spare time, Mrs. Iglehart enjoyed tracing her family's genealogy and visiting the shore. Ocean City was about a 30-minute drive from her home in Salisbury.

Services were held Saturday.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Iglehart is survived by two daughters, Helen Kelley of Alexandria, Va., and Linda S. Clark of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

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