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Helen Lorain Nichols Ronshausen
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Birth: Aug. 11, 1920
Jackson
Jackson County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 2011
Mahoning County
Ohio, USA

SALEM Helen Lorain Ronshausen, 90, of 12757 Lisbon Road, died at 4:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at her home.

She was born Aug. 11, 1920, in Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio, the daughter of the late George Arthur and Anna Elizabeth (Spriggs) Nichols.

Helen was a member of the Greenford Lutheran Church and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She lived in the area since 1941.

Helen was a superlative cook and baker who loved caring for her family. She and her husband owned and operated Gary's Greenhouse in Greenford for 40 years. Both of them enjoyed raising the best flowers and vegetable plants in the area. She was known as "Grandma Flowers" and he was known as "Grandpa Flowers" to their youngest flower enthusiasts.

Her husband, Elbert Jay Ronshausen, whom she married Sept. 15, 1939, preceded her in death May 6, 1999. Eleven brothers and sisters also preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Gary Lee (Kathleen) Ronshausen, Sr. of Leetonia; two daughters, Nina L. Ronshausen of Salem and Christina A. (Bill) Terrell of Webster, Texas; a sister, Janet Nichols Iltis of Empire, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Gary L. Ronshausen, Jr., Rebecca L. Ronshausen and Steven A. (Katie) Ronshausen.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Leetonia with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

Calling hours will be held at the church today from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the services.

Burial will be at the Oakdale Cemetery in Leetonia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 29 Spruce St., Leetonia, OH 44431, Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512 or Oakdale Cemetery Chapel Fund, 300 East Main St., Leetonia, OH 44431.

Arrangements are being handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home in Salem. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Arthur Nichols (1892 - 1963)
  Anna Elizabeth Spriggs Nichols (1896 - 1969)
 
 Spouse:
  Elbert Jay Ronshausen (1915 - 1999)*
 
 Siblings:
  David Edward Nichols (1913 - 1914)*
  Velva Lillian Nichols (1915 - 1917)*
  George Arthur Nichols (1916 - 1974)*
  Geneva Charlotte Nichols (1918 - 1920)*
  Helen Lorain Nichols Ronshausen (1920 - 2011)
  Millicent Edith Nichols (1922 - 1922)*
  Bessamae Nichols Griffith (1923 - 1984)*
  Ralph William Nichols (1927 - 1986)*
  Richard Maywood Nichols (1928 - 1999)*
  Imogene Nichols (1929 - 1929)*
  Jean Isabel Nichols Martin (1929 - 1985)*
  Gilbert June Nichols (1933 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakdale Cemetery
Leetonia
Columbiana County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: N. L. Ronshausen
Record added: Apr 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68354955
Helen Lorain <i>Nichols</i> Ronshausen
Added by: N. L. Ronshausen
 
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In "God's acre" one more tenant,In our home a vacant place.In our hearts a heavy sorrowTime can never quite efface.Now the hands so often wearyNo more toil will every know.But they from his home eternalAre "beckoning" to us below.Since we all must soon be...(Read more)
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 8, 2013
May your life be eternal in Heaven and in the hearts and memory of those you loved.
- C.A.R.T.
 Added: Jul. 7, 2011
God keep you and give you peace.
-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 14, 2011
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