Helen L. Lawrence
Helen L. Lawrence, 87, of Piqua and formerly of Delaware, passed away at 10:20 a.m. on Sunday (Feb. 19, 2012).
Born on Sept. 16, 1924 in Logan, Helen was a daughter of the late Walter and Bernice (Cooper) Haas. Helen was a 1942 graduate of Logan High School, Logan. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught in Elm Valley Schools, Ashley, and the Delaware City Schools before her retirement. She was a member of the Fletcher United Methodist Church, Fletcher, and a former member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Delaware.
She married Don R. Lawrence on June 14, 1947 and he preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 1999. Together they raised three children, two of whom survive, Linda (Greg) Baker of Piqua and Debbie (Jim) Blackston of Hilliard. She was a loving grandmother to four grandchildren, Kristi (Micah) Teeters, Fletcher, Kari (Chris) Smith of Chesapeake, Va., Daniel Lawrence and Bethany Lawrence of Phoenix, Ariz..; and six great-grandchildren, Nathan, Seth, Kalli, Christopher, Elijah and Kaylin. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Lawrence of Phoenix.
In addition to her parents and husband, Helen was preceded in death by a son, Kenny Lawrence; a sister, Jean Fishel; and a brother, Harold Haas.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Marlboro Cemetery, 4020 Horseshoe Road, Delaware, 43015, with family friend Chet Snouffer officiating. A celebration of Helen’s life will be held after the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions in Helen’s memory be made to the Fletcher United Methodist Church Building Fund, 205 S. Walnut St., Fletcher, OH 45326 or to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373.
Condolences to the family may be sent to shivelyfuneralhomes.com.