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Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Helen Smith
Helen Hazel Swink Smith, 100, Celina, died at 4 p.m. on Sept. 26, 2011, at Miller House, Celina.
She was born Feb. 16, 1911, in Wapakoneta, to the late Harry and Mary (Varner) Swink. On Aug. 25, 1933, she married Gerald William Smith, who died in 1982.
Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Sue Locke, Mansfield; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons, Gerald Wayne Smith and John William Smith; a son-in-law, Edward Locke; brothers, Claude Swink, John Swink, Roy Swink, Arthur and Jean Swink; and sisters, Carol Swink, Martha and Ercil Hengstler.
She was a graduate of Bloom High School in Wapakoneta. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Celina, where she was involved with the Wesley Class, Martha Circle and United Methodist Women's group.
She was an active member of Eastern Star Chapter #91, Celina, serving as Past Worthy Matron, Past Grand Representative to Utah and Amaranth of O.E.S. #91 of Celina. She was a member of the Celina American Legion Auxiliary, the Shakespeare Club of Celina, Ars Nova Club, Mercer 8 & 40 #828, Mercer County Historical Society, Mercer County Sportsman Association, and the White Shrine of Jerusalem in Lima. She volunteered with Community Health Professionals of Celina.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Matt Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in North Grove Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, and one hour before services at the church on Friday. Eastern Star Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be made at LHDfuneralhome.com.
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