Helga “Oma” Stoneking
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.