2009-09-05 / Obituaries

Helen Lucille Koehler

Helen Lucille Koehler, age 89, of Thornville, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2009, at Selma Markowitz Unit of Hospice, in Licking Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 18, 1920 in Somerset, to the late David Irvin and Mary Magdalene (Stadler) Smith. Helen was a beautician in her early years and retired from the Thornville Library where she dedicated herself to her work. She enjoyed taking care of her loving home, flowers and garden, and she was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, in Thornville,

Helen is survived by and will be missed by her son, Ron Koehler; daughter, Cinda (Rob) Griffith; grandchildren, Ben (Kathy) Koehler, Robert "Chip" Griffith, and Kym (Brett) Pransky; great grandchildren, Olivia and Gabriella Koehler, and Sarah Grace Pransky; niece, Ann (George) Kresovick of California;

Obituaries and sister-in-law, Gerri Smith of North East, PA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elden L. Koehler who passed on November 3, 1997; and brothers, Russell, Willard, Fredy Loy, and Forest Irvin.

Funeral services were held August 29, 2009, at the Boring Sheridan Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Morlock officiating. Burial followed at the Lutheran Reformed Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to Selma Markowitz Foundation, 1320 West Main Street 6th floor, Newark, Ohio 43055, Grace Lutheran Church, PO Box 284, Thornville, Ohio 43076 or the Thornville Library, PO Box 292, Thornville, Ohio 43076.

Online condolences can be made by visiting: www.boringsheridanfuneralhomes. com

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