York County and Poquoson Obituaries
|Helen M. Johnson
Helen M. Johnson, 90, a native of Farmington, New York, and Poquoson resident for 9 years, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014. She
retired in 1984 as an Executive Secretary with Brooklyn Union Gas Co. after 40 years of service. Helen was preceded in death in 2003
by her husband, Howard S. Johnson. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara A. Prisco and husband, Philip; two grandchildren,
Kimberly A. Prisco-Baggett and husband, Terry, and Philip E. Prisco Jr. and wife, Cassie; and five great-grandchildren, Elisabeth Baggett,
Sydney Baggett, Beau Baggett, Brady Prisco, and Bryce Prisco. Services will be in Long Island, NY, at a later date. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Peninsula S.P.C.A., 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA, 23601. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com . Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is in charge locally.
|Reva Odetha Klump
Reva Odetha Curry Klump, formerly of Hampton, VA died on Friday, July 18, 2014 in the loving care of family
members at her daughter's home. Dee was born July 27, 1923 in Butterfield, Minnesota, to Maria Markel and Orval Curry. Dee was a
spirited girl, serving as the captain of her basketball team at Butterfield High School, graduating in 1941. She married Robert W.
Klump of Blue Earth, MN in 1942 and enjoyed fifty-seven years together before Bob died in 1999. Dee was a dedicated service wife
throughout Bob's military career and raised their five children through many relocations in the US and overseas. Dee served as a
Grey Lady and a Cub Scout Leader. She belonged to Officer's Wives Clubs at the various Air Force bases to which they were
assigned. She volunteered at Sarah Hudgdins Center in Hampton, VA, where they returned to live for over twenty years after Bob
retired. Bob's open heart surgery led to membership in Mended Hearts, as founding members of Chapter 119 in Hampton, with Bob
serving as the first president of the chapter and Dee as an ardent volunteer. She also assisted Bob with his duties as a member of his
military reunion groups, the P-51 Mustang Pilots Association, and the P-40 Warhawk Pilots Association. They enjoyed traveling to
conventions for these groups for many years, along with traveling nationwide and abroad just for fun, relishing visits with their children's
families and other relatives. Dee enjoyed a variety of activities: reading, cooking, sewing, bridge, and oil painting. She also
loved creating ceramics in the "kiln room" that Bob built for her in their home in Virginia. Dee is survived by three daughters, Margy
G. Dye of Roswell, NM, Deanne L. Boyce of Dalzell, SC, and Barbara J. Robichaud and husband Martin of Athol, MA., ten grandchildren,
twenty three great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren, two brothers, Orval Curry of Taylors Falls, MN and
Michael Curry of Glidden, WI., a sister, Darlene Hailstone, of Florida, a daughter-in-law, Mary Ellen Klump of NC and many nieces
and nephews. Along with her husband and parents, she was predeceased by two sons, Robert W. Klump, Jr. (Bob, Jr.) and Charles E.
Klump (Gene), four sisters, Deloris Curry, Joann Bollesen, Shirley Strotjohann and Judy Keigwin, two brothers, Orlando (Duffy)
Curry and Gerald (Gary) Curry, and two sons-in-law, James (Jimmy) Boyce and Thoras Joe Dye, and Gene's life partner, Ted Eidson,
Jr. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Claytor Rollins Funeral Home in Poquoson, VA.
Interment will follow in the Hampton Memorial Cemetery in Hampton, VA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the
service at the Funeral Home.
|Karin Lynn Patterson
Karin Lynn Patterson, 56, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Karin was born in Newport News, VA and was a lifelong
peninsula resident. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lacy "Tom" Blackwell and Mary Jo Compton Blackwell and a brother,
Phillip Blackwell. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Patterson and a daughter, Amber Dawn Patterson; 2 sisters, Patricia Donoflio
(Dominick) and Hope Barlow (Lee) and Brother, Chuck Blackwell; 4 grandchildren, Shane, Caleb, Destinee and Jerry.
A Celebration of Karin's Life will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Bethel Baptist Church, 1647 Briarfield Rd.,
Memorial may be made to Jerry and Amber Patterson 21213 Wood Duck Crescent Carrollton, Virginia 23314.
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home.