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Helen Louise Pulley Tinkel
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Birth: Apr. 6, 1941
Grant County
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 2012
Polk County
Florida, USA

TINKEL, Helen Louise, age 70, died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2012 in Lakeland Regional Hospital Lakeland, FL. She was born in Grant County to the late James E. Pulley and Myrtle (Coates) Pulley. She married Glen O. Tinkel on June 21, 1959. He survives.

She worked at Oak Hill Schools as head lunch manager, retiring after more than 20 years. Helen formerly worked at Standard Grocery Store and First Federal Savings Bank. She attended Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Herbst United Methodist Church and was a member of Advanced Farm Club of Grant County. She loved to cook, cater and looked forward to going to Florida. During the winter, Helen and Glen resided in Sandpiper Golf & Country Club in Lakeland, FL. Because they lived on Penguin Place in Sandpiper, she joined the Penguinettes Ladies Luncheon Club and she loved going to different restaurants in Lakeland "with the girls".

Survivors include her husband Glen O. Tinkel, Swayzee; daughter Tina (Rodney) Lodge, Marion; sons Jim Tinkel, Indianapolis, Kevin (Kathy) Tinkel, Swayzee; grandchildren, Brandon (Lauren) Tinkel, Brent Tinkel, Brad Tinkel, Brittany Tinkel, Zachary Myers, Jeremy Myers, Cody Myers, Meghan Tinkel, Morgan Tinkel; mother, Myrtle Pulley, Swayzee; and sister, Myrtle (Robert) James, Lakeland, FL.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Pulley.

Funeral Service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012 in Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN with the Rev. Tim McClellan officiating. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory, Marion.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to Cancer Services of Grant County, Tower Suites, 305 S. Norton St., Marion, IN 46953 or American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, Dept. 77-3968, Chicago, IL 60678-3968.

Online condolences may be made at

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  James Everett Pulley (1919 - 2007)
  Myrtle R Coats Pulley (1918 - 2014)
Gardens of Memory
Huntington County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Richard S.
Originally Created by: Tombstoner & Family
Record added: Feb 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85876278
Helen Louise <i>Pulley</i> Tinkel
Added by: Roger L. Price
Helen Louise <i>Pulley</i> Tinkel
Added by: Tombstoner & Family
Helen Louise <i>Pulley</i> Tinkel
Added by: Tombstoner & Family
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Now you are back in Indiana so rest in peace and may God bless.
- Richard S.
 Added: Apr. 6, 2012
The Peguinettes miss you Helen.
- Richard S.
 Added: Apr. 6, 2012

- Richard S.
 Added: Apr. 6, 2012

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