Helen P. Whitmore, 89, of Convoy passed away at 1:45 AM on September 24, 2019 at Vancrest of Van Wert.
Born on April 04, 1930 in, Van Wert County, the daughter of the late Jacob and Elnora (Gehres) Young. On December 1, 1951 she married Paul D. Whitmore, who passed away on December 29, 2006.
Helen was a homemaker and had also worked at Central Insurance Company, Jones Clothing & Footwear, and the former canning factory.
She was a member of the St. Paul's Reformed Church of America in rural Ohio City, Ohio, the women's guild of the church, and the Pleasant Grange.
Helen enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, sewing, playing cards and playing bingo.
Surviving are two daughters, Rita K. (Lynn) Sauders of Columbia City, Indiana, and Sue (Don) Duncan of Convoy; grandchildren, Blake Sauders, Brian Sauders, Chris Hansen, Dirk Hansen, Andrea Carlin, and Adam Duncan; 10 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; and a son-in-law, Eric Hansen of Mansfield, Ohio.
In addition to her parents and husband, Helen was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy J. Hansen; and a sister, Marcile Giessler.
Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 12:00 to 2:00 PM on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Gearhart-Sauer Funeral Home, 655 N. Main Street, Convoy, Ohio. The funeral will be held at 2:00 PM at the Funeral Home, with Rev. Janine Shearer, officiating.
Private Interment will be in the Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, rural Ohio City, OH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Helen`s memory may be sent to State of the Heart Hospice, Van Wert County Council on Aging, St. Paul's Reformed Church of America, or Convoy Fire and E.M.S.
To share in Helen's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com
Funeral arrangements are by Gearhart-Sauer Funeral Home, 655 N Main Street, Convoy, Ohio.
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State of the Heart Hospice
Convoy Fire & EMS
117 Franklin Street, Convoy OH 45832
St. Paul's Reformed Church in America
Germann Church Rd., Ohio City OH 45891
Van Wert County Council on Aging
Fox Rd., Van Wert OH 45891