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Bertha Helen LaMore

Bertha Helen LaMore, 93 of Columbus, NC passed away, Sunday morning, May 12, 2019 at Smith Phayer Hospice House, Landrum, SC. 


Born in Bloomington, IL, she was the daughter of the late Abraham Lincoln Woosley and Hazel Baber Woosley and wife of the late Melrose Michael LaMore who passed away in 1986 in Illinois. Mrs. LaMore had recently moved to Columbus in April to be with her son and daughter-in-law, coming from Lakeland, FL, where she resided for the past 30 years 


Helen had a 35-year career as a nurse and medical secretary for a family practice in Manteno, IL. While living in Lakeland, she was active in a local church food bank, was well known for her sewing expertise and an avid quilter. Helen was a loving mother and always “the nurse”. 


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Daniel LaMore and her long-time partner, Howard Buhl of Lakeland, FL who passed away in January of this year. 


Surviving is one son, Terry LaMore (Evangeline) of Green Creek, NC. 


A funeral mass and burial will be held in Manteno, IL. 


Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. 


An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com 


McFarland Funeral Chapel & Crematory 

Tryon, North Carolina