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Helen E. Adams

September 29, 1936 — May 11, 2023

St. Cloud, Florida

Helen Fuller Adams “former Shinglehouse, Pa. resident”

ST. CLOUD, Florida---Helen Fuller Cradduck Ahart Adams, 86, of St. Cloud, formerly of Shinglehouse, Pa., passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at her grandson’s camp in Shinglehouse, Pa., after a lengthy illness.

The firstborn to Earl & Marguerite Fuller in 1936, Helen was raised in the hills of Northern Pennsylvania along with her sisters Marilynn and Judy. She was part of the first graduating class of Oswayo Valley high school in 1955. She met her soon to be husband Robert “Buddy” Cradduck in Olean, NY with whom she had 5 children with. They ended up in Olney, Maryland where Helen worked as a unit clerk at Montgomery General Hospital for over 20 years. Her husband Robert unexpectedly passed away in October of 1992.

In 1995 she married David R. Ahart of Phoenix, Arizona. Together, they lived an abundant life of travel, dancing, and spending time with all the grandkids until Dave’s passing in February of 2012.

Helen is survived by her loving husband Paul Adams of Cumberland, MD who she married in 2015 and danced many a night away with over their 8 years together. Additionally, she is survived by her sister Judy Rhodes of Littlestown, PA.; her 5 children, Sidney Cradduck of Mercersburg, PA., Cynthia Cradduck of Frederick, MD., Debra Brown of Damascus, MD., Timothy Cradduck of Lancaster, PA., & Patty Markos of Olney, MD. Lastly, she is survived by her 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

She was devoted to her faith in Jesus, and was not shy about it. She loved her children, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren. 

She always made it a point to show up and support her grandchildren, whatever they might be doing! She loved dancing, and thought the divorce rate would greatly decrease if married couples would just dance together more. She was always up for a game of cards and traveled with at least one deck in her purse — and she sure enjoyed winning! Her sense of adventure never waned — even at 82 years old she was floating down the rapids of the Shenandoah River in a tractor inner tube!

She was truly one of a kind, and her absence is already felt so greatly among those close to her. She is and will be so missed in the lives of all who knew and loved her.

Family and friends may call from 10am to 11am on Monday, May 15, 2023, in the Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 11am with Pastor Chad E. Shaffer, officiating. Burial will be in Bell Run Cemetery.

Helen’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences, light a candle or share a fond memory of Helen, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.




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