Helen I. (Johnson) Dillon

December 14, 1938 ~ October 8, 2018 (age 79)


Helen I. Dillon, 79, of Middle Point, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018 at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice. She was born December 14, 1938, in Lima, to the late Walter and Ethyl E. (Shively) Johnson.

Helen was a longtime member of Trinity Friends Church. She married the love of her life, Harold E. Dillon, on August 15, 1960. She went on to retire as a dietary aide from Van Wert County Hospital. Along with the hospital, Helen worked at several other places, including Van Wert Manor and Clyde Evans Market.

Always searching for a good bargain, Helen enjoyed visiting garage sales and thrift shops. She adored her daughters, and cherished the time spent with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters: Brenda Gilbert of Payne; Elaine Laswell of Osgood, IN; Linda (Jason) Schaffner of Middle Point; brothers: Leonard (Cheryl) Johnson of Van Wert; Keith (Pam) Johnson of Paulding; grandchildren: Steven Jr.& John Gilbert; Ashley, Nathan & Nick Laswell; Brittin & Lincoln Schaffner.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Harold.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment will follow in Ridge Cemetery in Middle Point.

Visitation will be from       4 to 8 PM on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the funeral home.

Preferred Memorials are to CHP Home Care & Hospice of Van Wert.

Arrangements are being handled by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert.  Online condolences may be expressed at:

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October 10, 2018

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

Funeral Service
October 11, 2018

10:30 AM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

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