Obit: Helen Stout

Obit: Helen Stout

May 23rd, 2018 in Obituaries
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Helen Louise Stout was born on March 2, 1927, in Maryville, Mo. She is the daughter of the late Frank Gordon and Jenny Helene (VanCouvering) Tebow. She married William Jerold Stout on June 24, 1949. William (Bud) was a hospital administrator and a nursing home owner and administrator, along with Helen. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee in 1960 and a Master in Music Education from the University of Tennessee in 1961. She has taught music in all levels in both public and private schools, including the Le Tourneau College, in Longview, Texas, where she also had a private studio. She also served as organist, and directed choirs, choral groups and musical ensembles at various churches. For the past 30 years Helen and Margaret Ann Randolph have performed as a duo-piano concert team delighting their audiences in Tennessee, Alabama and California. At the age of 91, she continued to be an active member of the American College of Health Care Administrators, American Health Care Association, Tennessee Health Care Association, MacDowell Music Club, Chattanooga Music Club, Cleveland Music Club, Tennessee Music Teachers Association, and Ocoee Music Teachers Association. Most recently Helen was named a Fellow of the Music Teachers National Association. In 2012 she was recognized as the most Senior Full Member of the American College of Health Care Administrators. She is survived by her children, Janet Louise King and husband, Craig, and William Jerold (Jerry) Stout Jr. and wife, Melanie; Her caretaker, assistant and best friend, Neil Hammitt; six grandchildren, Geoffrey Boyer Jr. and wife, Cecilie (Kaya, Sienna, Sebastian), Aegis Stuart and husband Mark (Christela, Journey), Justin King and wife Jocelyn (Nyah, Caleb), Mackenzie King, Lauren Stout, and Will Stout. The Remembrance of Life Service will be conducted Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 11 a.m. from the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services North Ocoee Chapel with Pastor Phil Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in the Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as casket bearers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Cleveland Music Club, the Tennessee Christian Preparatory School Scholarship Fund at www.tcpsk12.org/give, or the Hands & Feet Project in Haiti (hands&feetproject.org). The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services North Ocoee Chapel who has charge of the arrangements. You may share your condolences and your memories with the Stout family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.