Pensacola Florida - Helen Daubenspeck Eckert Murray, 98 of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Boardman, died Saturday August 10, 2019 at the Bayside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pensacola. Helen was born April 25, 1921 in Youngstown, a daughter of John and Florence (Kennedy) Daubenspeck, She had lived in the area most of her life, but had spent the past eight years in Pensacola with her son, where many fond memories were made with her great-grandchildren.
She was a graduate of South High School and had worked in customer service for the G.M. McKelvy Company in Youngstown for several years. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Boardman. Helen will be remembered as a terrific dancer and was an avid golfer and card player. She had been a member of the former Leffingwell Country Club, the Bears Club, the Saxon Club and the Saxon Club Women's association.
Her first husband, William F. Eckert Sr., whom she married in 1944 died in 1989. Her second husband, James Murray, whom she married in 1995 died in 1998.
She leaves her daughter, Maribeth (Robert) Campana of Boardman; her son, William F. (Suzanne) Eckert Jr. of Pensacola, FL; four grandchildren, Renne Spinrad, Ken Johnson, Matthew Eckert and Meghan Barter; four great-grandchildren, Sean Johnson, Will Barter, Emily Eckert, Jackson Barter and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and her husbands, Helen was preceded in death by her sister, Rita M. Miller and her brother, John A. Daubenspeck, Jr.
A funeral mass for Helen will be offered 11:00 AM Friday August 16, 2019 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Boardman with Father Gerald DeLucia officiating. Friends may call one hour prior the mass at the church. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Boardman, Ohio.
Helen would want all her family and friends to never miss a chance to dance.
Arrangements are by the Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman.
Condolences may be sent at www.beckerobits.com.