Wednesday, October 11th, 2006
Helen L. Verhoff, 86, of Columbus Grove, died at 9:10 a.m. Oct. 10, 2006, at Putnam Acres Care Center, Ottawa.
She was born Dec. 14, 1919, in Rockport, to Joseph and Mary Riepenhoff Lucke. On March 1, 1938, she married Amos H. Verhoff, who died Oct. 25, 1992.
Survivors are five sons, Ivan (Lena), Daniel (Mary Kay) and Michael A. (Kim), all of Columbus Grove, William A. (Monica), Columbus, and Ronald (Grace), Lima; four daughters, Alice (Robert) Palte, Glandorf, Marjorie (Larry) Tabler and Judy (Gary) Kirst, all of Columbus Grove, and Mary Beth (Randy) Diller, Fort Recovery; 23 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Deceased are a brother, Carl Lucke; a sister, Alice Broecker; and three grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Parish Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Parish Altar Rosary, American Legion Post #516 Auxiliary, Senior Citizens, Lord's Pantry and the Pinochle Club, all of Columbus Grove.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Ron Warnimont officiating. Burial is at a later date in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Ottawa. A family altar rosary service is 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to St. Anthony's School or Lord's Pantry, both in Columbus Grove, or Putnam Acres Care Center, Ottawa.