Helga “Oma” Stoneking

November 17, 1938 - March 9, 2020

Helga “Oma” Stoneking, 81, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past three years, formerly of Newport News, VA, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020 in Cape Coral. She was born November 17, 1938 in Stuttgart, Germany to Karl and Lina Purrucker, now deceased.

Helga was the matriarch of the family, she retired from Newport News Public Schools where she devoted 13 years of her life. Helga was a lover of all crafts, especially crocheting. She loved to play Bingo and was a huge fan of Elvis. She was loved by many and became “Oma” to anyone blessed enough to have her in their life. 

She is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Don Stoneking of Cape Coral; loving daughter, Peggy Thorpe (Kevin) of Hertford, NC; four grandchildren, Chris, Amber (Wayne, Sr.), Natasha (Gaspare), Christian; four great grandchildren, Ayden, Avalyn, Wayne, Jr., and Alec; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Helga was preceded in death by two children, Pam Stoneking and Tina Land; as well as two siblings, Ingrid Kirmeier and Karl Heinz Purrucker.

Private services will be held in FL.

Services in VA will be held at a later date. Details to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com

Memorial Contributions in memory of Helga “Oma” Stoneking are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908 (https://www.hopehospice.org/donate/)

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Carol Woody Mar 12, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Fly with the angels, Oma. You are cherished and missed.

  2. Teresa Stoneking Davis Mar 12, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    My heart aches for you unk..she was a true lady an will be missed by many ..love you may God comfort you

  3. Troy Lusk Mar 12, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    “Oma” made a difference in so many lives. I am thankful to have known her and may her memories comfort her family as she flies with the angels.

  4. Jason & Susan Davis Mar 12, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Aunt Helga, you will be deeply missed! We love you Donnie, and family!

  5. The Roman Family Mar 13, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Our sympathies are with your family and to let you know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  6. Steve and Karen Davis Mar 13, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Uncle Donnie no words can express the sadness I feel for you and the rest of the family. She was an amazing lady and I loved her a lot. May God continue to comfort you in your time of sorrow.

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