Helen Hayes DrotorJuly 1, 1927 ~ June 24, 2017 (age 89)
Mrs. Helen H. Drotor - Wagener and formerly of Spartanburg
Mrs. Helen Hayes Drotor, born in the county of Spartanburg, the township of Glenn Springs, South Carolina, on July 1, 1927, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Agapé Hospice House of Lexington, SC.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Bessie Kennedy Hayes of Ben Avon, Glenn Springs, and Pacolet, SC. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Spartanburg. Mrs. Drotor was the owner of Palmetto Printmakers.
Mrs. Drotor resided in Spartanburg until April 29, 2006, when she moved to Wagener, SC to live with her daughter Karen and her husband Eddie. On February 8, 2012, she moved to Morningside of Lexington. The family would like to thank everyone there for taking such excellent care of their mother. She enjoyed all the activities, and especially enjoyed hand bells, “Happy Hands”, and Bingo prize days.
Mrs. Drotor married Michael Daniel Drotor, Jr. on August 31, 1949. They were married for 46 years, and were blessed with six children. She was preceded in death by her husband Michael Drotor; sister, Marie Hayes Brown of Spartanburg; and brother, Moss Edward Hayes of Pacolet.
Mrs. Drotor is survived by her children; Karen (Eddie) West of Wagener, SC, Michael “Mike” Daniel (Sheri) Drotor, III of Quinlan, Texas, Myra Elizabeth “Libby” (Al) Boozer of Leesville, SC, Edward “Eddie” Shuler (Joan) Drotor of Chesnee, SC, Calvin “Noel” (Barbara) Drotor of Wendell, NC, and Hilliard “Eric” Drotor of Spartanburg, SC; ten grandchildren: Jeremy (Mary) West, Dr. Carrie West (Michael) Smoak, Danny Drotor, Joel Drotor, Heather Boozer (Russell) Hall, Allison Boozer, E. J. Drotor, Christina Drotor (Nathan) Covington, Noel Drotor, and Helen Drotor; six great grandchildren who loved their Gannie, and she loved them dearly: Taryn Smoak, Brady West, Kendall Smoak, Carlee Hall, Gracie West, and Allie Hall. Also, she became very fond of these two young girls, Haley and Abby West, who became her great grandchildren, too. She appreciated all their love and attention. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, kind spirit, love and dedication to her family and friends.
The family will receive friends Monday from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the chapel of Floyd Mortuary-Greenlawn Chapel in Spartanburg. The funeral service will begin at 2 pm also in the chapel of Floyd Mortuary. Mrs. Drotor will be laid to rest beside her husband in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to one’s favorite charity.