COSBY, Helen (nee McElwain) a resident of the La Costa Glen Retirement Community in Carlsbad, California, passed away peacefully in her home on August 28, 2012. She will truly be missed by her family and friends.
Born on March 3, 1924, in Steubenville, Helen was the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine Gallagher McElwain.
She also was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Donald Cosby; an infant brother, Thomas James McElwain; and her sisters, Kathleen Wallace and Lucille McElwain.
Helen retired from the Lockheed Corporation in Burbank, California where she worked in the Human Resources division as the Personnel Manager. She was an active member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlsbad, California.
She is survived by her one brother, James (Adrienne) McElwain of Toronto OH; five sisters, Mary Alice Schmitt of Mingo Junction OH, Theresa (Alexander) MacIntosh of Peoria IL, Suzanne Mason of Weirton WV, Margaret (George) Tombow of North Lawrence OH, and Judith (Craig) Andrews of New Cumberland WV.
Funeral liturgy will be held on Thursday, October 25 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Weirton. Reverend Larry W. Dorsch will be the celebrant. Burial is in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church, 140 Walnut Street, Weirton, WV 26062.