|Birth: ||Mar. 21, 1927|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 2007|
Vera L. Helfrich, age 80, of Urbana, died Wednesday, June 6, 2007 in her daughter's residence in West Liberty. She was born March 21, 1927 in Champaign County and was the daughter for the late James Victor and Ethel Leora Pence Lebkisher.
She was married to the late John William Helfrich on May 11, 1946 in Mare Island, Calif.
She was a babysitter for many families in the Urbana area. She graduated from Mechanicsburg High School in 1945 where she was a cheerleader, a member of the school newspaper, a Brownie leader and on the basketball team. Vera was an avid bowler and her team won the Ohio State Bowling Championship in 1962 and for a number of consecutive years after that. She loved to go shopping at Goodwill and Big Lots and her favorite restaurant was LaPalma.
Survivors include her son, William Shawn Helfrich, Urbana; daughters Teresa L. Grube of Dayton, Darinda Jean Saylor of West Liberty; a brother, Nelson Lebkisher of Riverside; seven grandchildren, Mindy Helen Teach of Urbana, Maggie C. Kinser of Franklin, Tyler A Davisson of Urbana, Gagriel S. McNutt of West Liberty, Abraham S. McNutt of West Liberty, Gunther S. Helfrich of West Liberty, Bryce Victor Helfrich of Urbana; great-grandchildren are Gauge Austin and Ryder Own Teach, Karli C. and Aiden N. Kinser, Seth Lee McNutt and Mkynlea I. Helfrich.
She is a also survived by her special friend, Juan Andres Cruz and her special care giver, Trent Nourse.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Mindy Sue Helfrich; a brother, William Lebkisher; and a sister, Mary Ann Carpenter.
A graveside service will be on Friday, June 8, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. The burial is at Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana.
Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home in West Liberty are handling the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com
Submitted with honor and respect.
John William Helfrich (1924 - 1997)*
Mindy Sue Helfrich (1951 - 1952)*
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