Monday, August 18th, 2014
Helen Pauline Shinabery, 93, Rockford, died at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 16, 2014, at VanCrest Health Care Center, Van Wert.
She was born July 29, 1921, in Ohio City, to Peter W. and Loretta Louetta Rayer Wiseman. On Oct. 17, 1941, she married Darlene M. Shinabery, who died Dec. 17, 1993.
Surviving are five children, Sandi (James) Allmyer, Mason, Bruce (Marcella) Shinabery, Van Wert, Brent Shinabery, Rockford, Vikki (Kerry) Kauffman, Decatur, Ind., and Victor (Donna) Shinabery, St. Marys; a sister, Thelma "Tootie" Allen, Rockford; seven grandchildren, Carey (Kristin) Allmyer, Kara Kauffman, Ryan Shinabery, Stephanie Shinabery, Kyle Kauffman, Kendra Kauffman and Matthew (Ashley) Shinabery; a stepgranddaughter, Chelli (Rodney) Sheffar; a great-grandson, Jayson Allmyer; and three stepgreat-grandchildren, Dolan and Emma Haynes and Adam Sheffar.
Deceased are four brothers, Paul Wiseman, Waldo Wiseman, Robert Wiseman and Lloyd "Bud" Wiseman, and two sisters, Emma Lou Myers and Marcile Edna McDougal.
She had worked at Colonial Nursing Home, Rockford, and retired from Shane Hill Nursing Home, also of Rockford, after 25 years of service. She was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Ohio City, and the 37th Division of Ladies Auxiliary.
Services are 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, Pastor Chad Strabbing officiating. Burial will follow at Dayton National Cemetery.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to VanCrest Health Center or State of the Heart Ohio Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to www.cowanfuneralhome.com.