- Published: February 19, 2009
Helen L. Hosket of Xenia passed away Friday, Feb. 13, at Hospitality Home East, following an extended illness. She was 84. A native of Port Jervis, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Clarence A. Lefferts and the late Eunice O. Lefferts.
Mrs. Hosket was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Yellow Springs. Following graduation from Port Jervis High School, June 1942, Mrs. Hosket graduated from the Katherine Gibbs School of Business, New York City, September 1946. After working in New York City for the American Brake Shoe Company, she moved to Yellow Springs, where she worked in the alumni office at Antioch College and served as treasurer of the Yellow Springs First Presbyterian Church, prior to moving to Vincennes, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Hosket; and a son, Mark A. Hosket of Bend, Ore.
She is survived by her sister, Ann L. Bailey, Warner Robins, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Joan Hosket, Bend, Ore.; grandchildren, Amy C. Hosket Klodzinski, Portland, Maine; and Kevin A. Hosket, Bend, Ore.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Irene Lucas, Xenia; Doris Ayers, Wilmington; Charles and Patricia Hosket, Yellow Springs; Ralph and Pauline Hosket, Xenia; Jack and Janet Hosket, Huber Heights; and Carol and Paul Clark, Springfield; and many, many nieces and nephews, including JoAnn Bailey Grigsby, Warner Robins, Ga.; Susan Bailey Fitch, Allen, Texas; and Arden L. Bailey, Plano, Texas.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs, 314 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387. The family would like to offer a special word of thanks to all the staff at Hospitality Home East and VITAS Hospice.