Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
Helen E. Pohl, 89, rural St. Marys and a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 4:38 a.m. April 17, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System.
She was born May 29, 1921, near Delphos, to Wilmer and Effie Frey Smith. On July 2, 1940, she married John E. Pohl, who died March 17, 1995.
Surviving are two daughters: Janice Y. (Robert) Wein, Spencerville, and Drussilla J. (Spencer) Cunningham, Bowling Green; a brother-in-law, Richard Bowersock, Spencerville; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four sisters: Clarice Harbert, Edna Snider, Gladys Monfort and Dorotha Bowersock.
A member of Zion United Methodist Church near Celina, she taught the adult Sunday school class and had organized her neighborhood Bible study group.
She helped her husband farm.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. Kenneth L. Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Amanda Baptist Cemetery, east of Spencerville.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to WTLW Channel 44 Christian TV, Lima.