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Helen Crone

January 16, 1927 — January 16, 2023

Van Wert

Helen L. (Tribolet) Crone, 96, of Van Wert passed away at 7:14 PM on Monday, January 16, 2023 at Homestead at Towne Center in Van Wert. She was born on January 16, 1927, to the late Samuel and Pearl (Wistner) Tribolet. On June 21, 1947, she married Donald Eugene Crone, who preceded her in death on February 19, 2010.

Family survivors include sons, Brent Crone and Barry (Leslie) Crone; four grandchildren, Jason (Kassi) Crone, Stacie (Matt) Lautzenheiser, Tammy (Joe) Bruns and Susan (Paul) McDaniel; great-grandchildren, Lindsay (Andrew) Whitcomb, Lily Crone, Tyson (Nichole) Crone, Dylan and Jacob Lautzenheiser, Bella Bruns and Caitlyn and Jillian McDaniel; two great great grandsons, Carson and Easton Crone; a special friend, Wilbur Williamson; sister in law, Maxine Mock; and many nieces and nephews who are loved dearly.

Helen was also preceded in death by her brothers, Chester, Doyle, Lawrence and Ralph Tribolet; sisters, Mary Tomlinson, Marcelle Kreischer, Erma Van Eman and Dorotha Stirn.

Helen was an 80 year member of the former Bethel United Methodist Church, she then joined First United Methodist Church. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Van Wert Women's Club, Van Wert American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries, and the Van Wert Ladies.

Helen retired from Van Wert National Bank.

She loved to travel, spend summers at the lake and spend time with family and friends.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Helen`s memory may be directed to Van Wert County Relay For Life or to Homestead at Towne Center Memory Care Unit.

To share in Helen's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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Visitation

Thursday, January 19, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Funeral

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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