Rosebrook, Helen

Written by David Green.

Helen Rosebrook

Helen I. Rosebrook, 71, of rural Stryker, Ohio, died June 13, 2007, at Community Hospital of Williams County, in Bryan, Ohio.

She was born Oct. 5, 1935, in Morenci, Mich., to Slim and Doris (Grant) Taylor. She married Richard A. Rosebrook on July 25, 1953, in Angola, Ind., and he survives.

Helen graduated from Morenci High School. She was a lifelong homemaker and was a partner for many years at Riverside Greens Golf Course, in Stryker, where she managed the club house.

Besides her husband, Helen is survived by three sons, Robert, of Stryker, David, of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Tim, of Morenci; one daughter, Linda Taylor, of Bryan, Ohio; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Geraldine, of Morenci.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, John and Paul.

A memorial service is scheduled at 3 p.m. Sunday at Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker, with Rev. Donna Stutzman officiating. Visitation is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Packard Cemetery near Morenci at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Williams and Fulton Counties.

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