Helen Foris

April 15, 2010

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Helen J. (Jordanhazy) Foris, 90 of Springfield, passed away, Thursday, April 15, 2010 in Oakwood Village, Springfield.
She was born August 18, 1919 in Szuhafo, Hungary the daughter of Leslie and Esther (Szuhai) Jordanhazy.

In 1929, Helen and her parents migrated to the United States. They traveled on the Arbania and landed on Ellis Island.

She spent the majority of her life as a homemaker. She was named the Volunteer of the Year of Northwest Ohio in 2002.

Helen is survived by her children, daughters, Diana Burgess of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Jeanette (Dale) Christy of Tuscan, AZ and Cathy (David) Brandeberry of Urbana, son, Alex (Janice) Foris of Elkhart, IN; 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and a niece, Cheryl Mcewan of Australia.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Alex Foris, her son-in-law, Mark Burgess, 2 sisters and 1 brother.

Following her wishes, her body will be cremated and a graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Fort Meigs Cemetery, Perrysburg, Ohio.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.

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