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Helen Anderson Waring Tovey

Helen Anderson Waring Tovey
  • September 21, 1921 - October 15, 2019
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • St. Paul's Church
    111 Waring Street
    Summerville, SC 29483

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“Tony and I were so sorry to learn of Helen's passing. As a living messenger from the history from "Woodlands" (Gadsden Manor Inn) and so many other...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Tony and Debbie Diz - Summerville, SC

“Helen was a wonderful lady and true friend to my mother (ELoise Taylor) and to me. We had such good times together with Gladys Izlar and all their...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Anna Taylor Blythe - Adams Run, SC

“Beth and Ann,Thinking of you and your families. I remember your Mom while growing up in Charleston. She was a very special and wonderful Lady who...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: John Lesemann - Manning, SC


Helen Anderson Waring Tovey, widow of Marion Hall Waring and Herman "Judge" Renneker Tovey, entered into eternal rest on October 15, 2019. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm in St. Paul's Church, 316 West Carolina Avenue, Summerville. Reception in Doar Hall will immediately follow the service. Burial will be private.

Helen Tovey was born September 21, 1921 in Thornton, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Josephine Sanders Anderson and the late Bradford Eric Anderson. Her parents moved to Summerville, South Carolina in 1926 where she received her elementary and high school education. She attended the University of South Carolina, School of Business in 1939 and continued as a member of the USC Alumni Association. She had many careers which included working for the US Sixth Naval District during World War II and as an administrative assistant at Trident Technical College. Helen was very active in the Summerville community. She was chairman of March of Dimes and Cancer Society fund drives and was one of the original members of the Summerville Preservation Society serving as secretary. She was a life member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of South Carolina and a retired member of the Rebecca Motte Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a devoted member of St. Paul's Church in Summerville, serving as Spiritual Life Chairman delegate for the ECW conventions, Sunday school teacher and choir member for over 20 years. Later in life, she took her passion for the piano and played the music she loved and shared it often with the community of Summerville.

She is survived by two daughters, Ann Waring DuPré and Elizabeth Waring Martschink and her husband Miles of Mt. Pleasant, SC; one son, John Ball Waring and his wife Mary of Charleston, SC; step-daughter, Hermeine Tovey of Hanahan, SC; two grandchildren, Elizabeth DuPré Brown and her husband Alton and Miles Hunter Martschink, Jr. and his wife Margot of Mt. Pleasant, SC; one great-grandchild Eliza DuPré Brown. She was preceded in death by her sister Betty Anderson Waring, her two brothers, Eric Eugene Anderson and Robert Eldon Anderson and her son-in-law Samuel Jervey DuPré III.

The family would like to extend their gratitude and deepest appreciation to her Sandpiper caregivers over the past years for their love, dedication and devotion.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Church, 111 Waring Street, Summerville, SC 29483.