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Helen Agar, 92, of Lenox

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By Friday, Dec 28, 2018 Obituaries 1

Helen F. Agar, 92, of Lenox died Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Berkshire Medical Center after a brief illness.

Helen Agar

Born Aug. 30, 1926, in Great Barrington to the late Gordon and Ruth Bristol Forrest, she graduated from Searles High School. Helen attended Westfield State College where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in education, and worked as a first- and third-grade school teacher for the town of Lee public schools. She sought to foster the love of learning in each of her students, retiring in 1988 after 20 years of service. She was a faithful member of the Church on the Hill for 61 years, where she taught Sunday school and participated in community events. She was an avid Red Sox and Celtics fan. She also enjoyed golfing, painting, gardening, and especially spending time with family and friends. Mrs. Agar married Robert K. Agar Jr. Oct. 1, 1947; he predeceased her April 1, 1981.

She is survived by her children Dale R. Graham (Scott) of Lee, Robert F. Agar (Kris) of Loveland, Ohio, Nancy A. DeBaun (John) of Sandown, New Hampshire, and Richard K. Agar (Debbie) of Lenexa, Kansas; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be Sunday, Dec. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240. The funeral service for Mrs. Helen F. Agar will be held Monday, Dec. 31, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church on the Hill. Burial will be Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 11a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to Church on the Hill in care of the funeral home. To share memories and stories, visit rochefuneralhome.com.


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  1. Pamela Weatherhead Hardy says:

    I am so sorry about the loss of your Mom. I hope that your cherished memories get you through this difficult time. She is with the Lord now and at peace.
    God bless all of you

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