Helen Louise Disharoon
January 3, 1935 – September 13, 2022
Helen Louise Disharoon, 87 of Lexington Park, MD passed away peacefully at Solomons Nursing Center on September 13, 2022 after battling a long illness. She was born January 3, 1935 in Washington, DC to the late Esther Mae Freeland and Lawrence “Buck” Edward Cox. Helen is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Don Disharoon whom she married on January 6, 1982 in Leonardtown, MD.
Helen graduated from Calvert High School in 1954. She worked for K-Mart for seventeen years where she later became Personnel Manager. During her employment there she formed many friendships along the way. Prior to her employment, she spent her time being a devoted mom. After retirement, Helen and Don enjoyed babysitting two of their grandchildren, Brian and Caitlyn, taking them on many “adventures.” Helen grew up in Dares Beach with her grandparents, parents, siblings and cousins, and often reflected back on her childhood memories. She enjoyed traveling to the Eastern shore to visit her husband’s family. She took trips to Ocean City often with the grandchildren.
Helen is preceded in death by her step-fathers, Jimmy Dresser and George Finn Freeland as well as her siblings Patti Johnson, Shirley Milstead and Robert Lee Dresser. She is survived by her husband, Don Disharoon; her children Larry DeMent (Debbie) of Rogersville, TN, Jerry DeMent (Cindy) of Harrington, DE, Terri Clements (Gene) of Lexington Park, MD, Debbie Penn (LaNeil) of San Tan Valley, AZ, Keith Penn (Karen) of Callaway, MD, Sheryl Mandeville (Richard) of Ridge, MD; brother, Craig Dresser (Linda) of Gettysburg, PA; step-children, Gayle Ganley (Mark) of Elizabeth City, NC, Don Disharoon, Jr. (Trish) of Glen Burnie, MD, Jamie Tompkins (Steve) of Laurel, MD, Joe Disharoon (Diane) of Vacaville, CA, Skip Disharoon of Dameron, MD, Jessie Brant (Ken) of Elizabeth City, NC; grandchildren, Frankie Quade, Kyle Quade, Brian Penn, Caitlyn Gatton, Jennifer Davis, Kelly Travis, Wayne DeMent, Tiffany DeMent, Tyler DeMent, Josh DeMent, Katie Shook, Elaine Disharoon, Samantha Disharoon, and Evan Disharoon; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Helen was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Family will receive friends on Monday, September 19, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with a Funeral Service following at 11:00 a.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD. Interment will follow in Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD. Serving as pallbearers will be Larry DeMent, Jerry DeMent, Keith Penn, and Richard Mandeville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 405 Williams Court, Suite 120, Baltimore, MD 21220 or the MDS Foundation, 4573 South Broad Street, Suite 150, Yardville, NJ 08620.
Monday, September 19, 2022