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Helen Smith, 100

September 30, 2011

Helen Hazel (Swink) Smith, 100, 1011 Kensington Lane, Celina, died at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at the Miller House in Celina.
She was born Feb. 16, 1911, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of the late Mary (Varner) and Harry Swink. On Aug. 25, 1933 she married Gerald William Smith, who died in 1982.
Surviving are a daughter, Marilyn Sue Locke, of Mansfield; two grandchildren Kyle (Kelly) Coe, of Findlay, and Kami (Jerry) Minor, of Rockford, Ill.; four great-grandchildren Kira Coe and Kaleb Coe both, of Findlay, Garald Cress, of Cridersville, and Jimi Bennett, of Rockford, Ill.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Gerald Wayne Smith and John William Smith; a son-in-law, Edward Locke; four brothers, Claude Swink, John Swink, Roy Swink, Arthur (Jean) Swink; and two sisters, Carol Swink, Martha (Ercil) Hengstler.
She graduated from Bloom High School in Wapakoneta. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Celina for more than 75 years. At the Church she was involved with the Wesley Class, Martha Circle and active with the United Methodist Women. She was very active with the Eastern Star Chapter 91 of Celina. She was a 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 Post 210 Auxiliary, the Shakespeare Club of Celina, Ars Nova Club, Mercer 8 & 40 828, Mercer County Historical Society, Mercer County Sportsman Association, and a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem in Lima. She was a volunteer with the Community Health Professionals of Celina.
Seervices were held held at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Celina, with the Rev. Matt Reynolds officiating. Burial followed in North Grove Cemetery.
Friends called from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Church on today. Eastern Star Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 29.
Contributions may be made to the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be made at LHDfuneralhome.com.

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