2007-11-03 / Obituaries

Helen M. Hartfield

A Mass of Christian Burial for Helen M. Hartfield, 88, of Heath, was held Oct. 31, 2007, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Newark, with the Rev. Robert Penhallurick officiating. Interment was in Newark Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Hartfielddied Thursday at the home of her son. She was born Nov. 2, 1918, to the late Harry and Thelma (Stough) Snyder at the home of her grandparents in Hanover, Ohio.

Helen was a social individual who greeted one and all with warm and inviting smile. She was a 4-H adviser for 30 years and a founding member of the Ohio Poll-ette Organization and the National Poll-ette Organization. She was president of the National Council of Poll-ettes and an Inductee into the Buckeye Polled Hereford Association Hall of Fame and the American Polled Hereford Hall of Fame. She was member of the Granville Garden Club and active in the McKean Community Organization.

Helen was known as the euchre queen and bingo champ. She was an avid reader, gardener, youth adviser and beef farmer. She enjoyed cooking great specialties for family and friends.

Helen, a parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, a devoted and stern mother, is survived by her sons and daughtersin law, Neal and Sue Hartfield,of Granville, Carl Hartfield,of Harlingen, Texas, Douglas and Johanna Hartfield, of Thornville, and Bradford Hartfield, of Granville; her daughters and son-in-law, Sandra Hartfieldof Queens, N.Y., and Karen and Lynn Holley, of Bowling Green, Ohio; known as "Little Grandma" to her 19 grandchildren; 19 greatgrandchildren; six great-greatgrandchildren who survive her. She also is survived by her friend and sister-in-law, Joyce Snyder, of Newark; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Vicki and Ken Thomas, of Grampian, Pa.; many nieces and nephews; and her special friends at Chapel Grove.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Noel Hartfieldin 1986; her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Bill Law; two grandsons, Andy and Adam; her brother, Harry Snyder Jr.; two sisters-in-law, and three brothers-in-law.

Loved, respected and admired by friends and relatives, Helen was courageous in life, sickness and death. She taught all who knew her how to live.

The family requests memorials be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark; or the McKean Community Organization. For an online guest book, please visit www. reedegan.com.

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