PHOENIX, NY – Helen L. (DeSaw) Iselin, 88, of West Monroe, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comfort Care Center.
She was born to her late parents, Hazel (Smith) and Esson L. Wilcox.
She was a homemaker and a owner/operator of a laundromat in East Syracuse.
Helen was a member of the First Baptist Church, Phoenix, NY.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Andrew L. DeSaw; in 1984; and her second husband, Hollis J. Iselin in 2001; a brother, Lyle Wilcox in 1988.
Surviving are her children, Wayne L. Renfer of Charleston, SC, Helen Matchett of West Warwick, RI, Nancy (Bill) Balson of Coventry, RI, and Sharon (Joe) Gilbert of Fulton; her loving grandchildren, Ketelyn Gilbert, Steven Gilbert Joseph Gilbert, Heidi Rutter, Allissa Archambault, Becca Ram berg, Josh Matchett, Daniel Matchett, Michael Renfer, Laura
Renfer and Karen Oliver; 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and one step-son, R. James Iselin of High Point, NC.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135.
Services will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, 16 County Route 57 A, Phoenix, with Pastor J. Scott McElyea officiating.
Burial will follow in Pine Plains Cemetery, 465 Peck Road, North Manlius, NY.
Contributions in her memory to: First Baptist Church, of Phoenix.