Lois Helfenstine

May 21, 1939 - December 14, 2016

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Lois Christina Helfenstine, 77, of East Liberty, passed away after her struggle with cancer on December 14, 2016 in Riverside Hospital in Columbus.

She was born May 21, 1939 in Bellefontaine, the daughter of Florence and Marshall Pugh. Lois enjoyed gardening, painting, cake decorating and home decorating. She loved to shop with her sisters and also reading her bible and watching ministries. Above all she loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

Lois is survived by her husband of 58 years, James “Marvin” Helfenstine; children, Lori Jean (Dannie Furrow) Howard, of Marysville, Christina (Ronnie) Sharp, of East Liberty, and Wesley Helfenstine, of East Liberty; 9 grandchildren; sisters, Maxine Roberts, of Rushsylvania and Carol Savage, of Bellefontaine; brother, Tom (Marilyn) Pugh, of West Mansfield; and 17 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, James Michael Helfenstine and sister, Marion Fout.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2016 in FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, Ohio.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 in the funeral home with Rev. Todd Gates officiating. Burial will follow in Rushsylvania Cemetery, Rushsylvania.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 5900 Wilcox Place, Dublin, OH 43016.

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


David Stanfield - Dec 19, 2016

I am sorry for the passing of Lois. She was a classmate in Rushsylvania, and always voted for one of the girls for class president!! But she has my vote now. David

Debbie Pugh Kessler - Dec 17, 2016

So sorry to hear of Aunt Lois passing. She was a loving and beautiful person inside and out. I have not seen her for several years, but I will always remember her doing for others before her self and she always had a smile on her face.
May you Rest In Peace and God be with you always.
The Kessler’s
Merritt Island , Fl.

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