Helen M. Lampman, an accomplished local artist and painter, died on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004 at Sharon Hospital. Born on Sept. 29, 1917 in Pine Plains, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Gladys Cooper Shook. On Sept. 29, 1938 in Ancramdale, she married the late Walter Lampman. He predeceased her on Dec. 7, 1988. Mrs. Lampman was a member of the Ancramdale Presbyterian Church, and served as superintendent of the Sunday school, elder and choir member. She was also a member of the National Button Society. Survivors include two sons, Allen and Larry Lampman of Ancramdale a daughter, Linda Hinchliffe, who will miss her mother dearly, of Charlotte, N.C. her much loved grandson, Michael Churchill, two great-grandsons, David and Matthew Churchill, whom she adored two sisters, Dora Smith and Rosalie Rothvoss of Ancramdale two brothers, Donald Shook of Millbrook and Richard Whitesell of Binghamton. A sister, Vera Sylvestri and two brothers, Clayton and Lee Shook, predeceased her. In her later years she enjoyed the hobbies of bottle collecting and button collecting. Helen Lampman left a rich legacy of her handmade quilts and paintings to family and friends. So many of her paintings were of historical homes, farms or buildings, which no longer exist. The family is considering a future exhibition, which would showcase her work and perhaps be a fundraiser. Anyone possessing a Helen Lampman painting available for exhibition is invited to telephone 518-329- 2405. There were no calling hours.
The Register Herald December 23, 2004
Found her on the 1920 Pine Plains, Dutchess, New York census (dist 31 img 21) as Helen Shook
age 2 years 3 months.