Helen M. Strausbaugh, 97, formerly of College Avenue, Fostoria, passed away at 2:32 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, where she had resided 11 years.
She was born July 12, 1915, in Hopewell Township, Seneca County, to C. Coleman and Ida (Staup) Shuff. She married E. Glen Strausbaugh March 23, 1940, in Tiffin, and he died March 20, 1984.
Surviving are three children, Ilene Geary of Fostoria, Michael (Kathy) Strausbaugh of North Ogden, Utah, and Charles (Barbara) Strausbaugh of Fostoria and Dubai; 10 grandchildren, Dawn Rutledge, Shannon Hoopes, Michael Strausbaugh Jr., Adam Geary, Brett Geary, Christin (Geary) Lee, Amanda (Geary) Frederick, Jill (Strausbaugh) Carte, Valerie (Strausbaugh) Beach and Matthew Strausbaugh; and nine great-grandchildren, Cassie Strausbaugh, Rick Salvinski, Ashley Rohwer, Randy Rowher, Graeson Rutledge, Cole Geary, Delaney Geary, Julia Lee and Roman Beach.
Helen also was preceded in death by a son, Gary Joe, and she was the youngest of 11 children, all of whom are deceased, Charles, John, Lewis, Otto and Frank Shuff, Glenda Kline, Pearl Hoffman, Clara King and Catherine and Mary Shuff.
Helen, during the war years, worked in Trenton, N.J., at the Scammel Porcelain factory and later in Tiffin at Tiffin Art Metal, working for the war effort. After her children were all in school, she worked for many years at Shirley Ann Bakery, Fostoria, retiring in 1973. She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church and a 1933 graduate of Jackson High School, Amsden.
Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria.
Her funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Chaplain Jim Sampson presiding. Burial will follow at Knollcrest Cemetery, Arcadia.
Memorials are suggested to Good Shepherd Home Residents Activity Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.
Online expressions of sympathy, photos or shared memories may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.