Helen Pauline Shinabery
Helen Pauline Shinabery, 93, Rockford, Ohio, died at 10:30 p.m., Saturday at VanCrest Health Care Center, Van Wert.
She was born July 29, 1921, in Ohio City to the late Peter W. and Loretta Louetta (Rayer) Wiseman.
On Oct. 17, 1941, she married Darlene M. Shinabery; he preceded her in death Dec.17, 1993.
Helen worked at Colonial Nursing Home before retiring from Shane Hill Nursing Home after 25 years of service. She was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Ohio City and the 37th Division Ladies Auxiliary.
Among survivors are her children, Sandi (James) Allmyer of Mason, Ohio, Bruce (Marcella) Shinabery of Van Wert, Brent Shinabery of Rockford, Vikki (Kerry) Kauffman of Decatur and Victor (Donna) Shinabery of St. Marys, Ohio; one sister, Thelma “Tootie” Allen of Rockford; seven grandchildren, Carey (Kristin) Allmyer, Kyle Kauffman, Kara Kauffman, Kendra Kauffman, Ryan Shinabery, Matthew (Ashley) Shinabery and Stephanie Shinabery; one great-grandson, Jayson Allmyer; a step-granddaughter, Chelli (Rodney) Sheffar; and three step-great-grandchildren, Dolan and Emma Haynes and Adam Sheffar.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Emma Lou Myers and Marcile Edna McDougal; and four brothers, Paul, Waldo, Robert and Lloyd F. “Bud” Wiseman.
Services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, 616 S. Washington St. in Van Wert, with Pastor Chad Strabbing officiating. Internment will be in Dayton National Cemetery.
Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the VanCrest Health Care Center or State of the Heart Ohio Hospice.
Online condolences may be made at www.cowanfuneralhome.com.