Wisner, Helen

Written by David Green.

Helen M. Wisner, 76, of Fayette, Ohio, and formerly of Lyons, Ohio, died Aug. 7, 2012, at the Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, Ohio.

She was born Sept. 11, 1935, in Clayton, Mich., the daughter of the late Amos and Annie Mae Jones. Helen married Don S. Wisner on Dec. 21, 1958, in Angola, Ind., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1991.
 
Helen grew up in the Hudson-Camden-Morenci areas, and graduated from Morenci High School in 1952. She earned a three-year year Bible Diploma from the Baptist Bible Seminary in Johnson City, N.Y., in 1956. She worked for Peter Stamping in Fayette for 28 years until the company closed. She then worked at Fayette Tubular Products, retiring after seven years of service.
 
She is survived by a daughter, Luella (and Darwin) Hanks of Elkhart, Ind.; a son, Stephen (and Kristina) Wisner of Sylvania, Ohio; four grandchildren, Bergandy, Kapri (and Wesley), Alexander and Oliva; four great-grandchildren, Jalyssa, Marcus, Kaisha and Layla; three sisters, Marjorie Green of Elkhart, Ida (and Robert) Teats of Montpelier, Ohio,  and Mary Ann (and Garner) Parks of Albion, Mich.; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Jones of Fayette.
 
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rosa Burlew; two brothers, Amos Junior Jones and Samuel Jones; two brothers-in-law, Jack Green and James Burlew; and her special friend, Lorraine "Shorty" Eichler.
 
A memorial service is planned at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 1 p.m. Thursday until the time of service.
 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Community Health Professionals Hospice in Defiance or the National Association of Mental Illness.

 

 

 

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