Helen Marie (Brugh) Hollett, born March 19, 1924, in Plymouth, passed away on March 31, 2019. She was the daughter of Fred E and Etta Jane (Berkeypile) Brugh. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Myrtle J McGonegal, Goldie M Brugh, Hazel I Travis, and brother, John Frederick Brugh.
On July 13, 1941, she married Scott J. Hollett Sr. They were married for 62 years.
Prior to her marriage she worked for the Marshall County Jail and the Plymouth Public Library. As a girl, she wanted to read every book in the library. She continued reading voraciously, doing crossword puzzles, and playing Scrabble with friends all her life. As a woman, she raised five wonderful children and helped build and run a very successful family business, Scotty’s Hydraulic Service. She worked in the family business from the onset in 1956 through 1993.
She lived in Plymouth until she retired in 1993. Then the Hollett’s moved to their home on beautiful Lake Wawasee, in Syracuse.
She enjoyed many of her retirement years on the lake, playing golf, and traveling to the warmer states in the winter months. After Scott’s death in 2003 Helen returned to Plymouth and made her residence at Miller’s Assisted Living.
Surviving are her sons: Scott J (Martha) Hollett II, South Bend, and their children, Ray (Melanie), Steve (Lorie), Phil (Hiromi), and Diana (Tom) Harley. Jeffrey Hollett and children, Theodore, Pamela Claypoole, and Thomas (Colleen). Bruce H Hollett (Melody) and their children Bruce Brian (Laurie) and Etta Sammartano. Frederick R Hollett (Julianne) and their children, Jennifer (Kent) Stevenson, Jason, Rachael (Chad) Eyrich, Benjamin (Emi), and Alexandria. Georgia S (Susie) Shez, and children, Electra Fasching, Angelique Weidner, Poaolo Palmitessa, Nicola Palmitessa, and Zachary Shez. Also, her very special daughter-in-law Glenda Anderson.
She made each of her children and their families feel very special. She had 38 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great grandchildren. She enjoyed face-time, pictures and videos of all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She had a total of 88 descendants.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott J Hollett Sr., son, Jeffrey Lynn Hollett, daughter-in-law, Alice C Hollett, granddaughter, Debra Lynn Hollett, great-grandson, Jacob Hollett and great-granddaughter, Victoria Marie Palmitessa.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., at Deaton-Clemens Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St. Plymouth, IN 46563 on Friday, April 5, and from 10-11 a.m., Saturday, April 6, with funeral services following at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in New Oak Hill Cemetery.
Deaton-Clemens Van Gilder Funeral Home Plymouth, is assisting the family.
Memorials may be offered to the Plymouth Public Library, Celebrate Recovery or Heartland Hospice.