|Birth: ||Jul. 5, 1924|
|Death: ||Sep. 8, 2011|
Mary H. Helmstetter, 87, of 603 W. South St., St. Marys, died at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. She was born July 5, 1924 in St. Marys to August and Helen (Werts) Wieser who preceded her in death. On Aug. 9, 1947 in St. Marys, she married Ferd A. Helmstetter, who died Oct. 31, 1982.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Crosiar of Springfield, by three sons: James (Michele) Helmstetter of Pittsburgh, Pa., Thomas (Madeline) Helmstetter of Holland, Mich., David (Valerie) Helmstetter of Charleston, W.Va.; by seven grandchildren, Rachel (Jay) Johnson, Josh Helmstetter, Gabe Helmstetter, David Helmstetter, Sarah Helmstetter, Matt Helmstetter, Drew Helmstetter; by a great-grandson Jack Johnson; by three sisters-in-law, Jean Helmstetter of St. Marys, Mary Belle (B.J.) Swonger of Celina, Nancy Zumberge of Celina.
Mary was a 1942 graduate of Memorial High School in St. Marys where she was valedictorian of her class. She received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from the University of Cincinnati.
She retired from the St. Marys City School system, having taught mathematics at McBroom Junior High School for many years. She then spent a number of years as financial officer for the St. Marys Community Public Library.
She was a member of the Wayne Street United Methodist Church, Mothers' Study Club and Progress Club, all in St. Marys. Her favorite pastimes included traveling, playing bridge and solving crossword puzzles.
Funeral rites for Mrs. Helmstetter are scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Miller–Long and Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Steve Weatherly officiating. Burial will follow at the Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home on High Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Marys Community Public Library.
August M Wieser (1888 - 1941)
Helen M Werts Wieser (1896 - 1986)
Ferd A Helmstetter (1923 - 1982)
Mary K Helmstetter Crosiar (1948 - 2014)*
Elm Grove Cemetery
Created by: Lucille Francis
Record added: Sep 09, 2011
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