Helen Louise Rother, 93, of Methuen, MA, passed away peacefully on Thursday November 7, 2019 in the Nevins Nursing and Rehab Center in Methuen, MA. She was born in Pawhuska, OK on July 12, 1926, a daughter of the late Harry F. Wasser and Ida May Wells Parrott. Helen was raised and educated in Oklahoma City, OK, moved to Methuen, MA from 1946-1996, Barefoot Bay, FL for 22 years and settled again in Methuen.
Helen spent many years as a legal secretary and worked for several law offices during her career. She started selling Avon while in Florida and continued until she was 91 years old. Helen was a very good ballroom dancer and enjoyed being social. She will be sadly missed by her many friends.
She is survived by her son and his wife, Ronald and Dale Rother of Duncanville, TX; a daughter and her partner, Nancy Antell and John Tonneson of Methuen, MA, her children from her 20- year marriage to Arthur Rother. Five grandchildren, Christine Rother, Joshua Rother, Paul Armano, Jennifer Armano-Efstratios, and Natalie Armano-Driscoll, and one great grandson , Jacob Rother.
Calling hours were held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 5 – 7:30 pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry, NH. Funeral services followed at 7:30 pm, with cremation to follow. Memorial Donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.