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Helen M. Garner

Helen M. GarnerHelen M. Garner, age 95, a longtime Leesville resident, died early Thursday morning, Aug. 26, 2010, in Hanover House at Massillon.

Born Sept. 20, 1914, in Bellaire, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and  Helen Allen Scott.

During her working years, Helen was a nurse's aide who worked for the former Evans Nursing Home and the former Boor's Nursing Home at Bowerston where she retired after 20 years of service.

She was a member of the Leesville United Methodist Church since 1981, and was an active member of the United Methodist Women of the church. Helen loved to travel and discuss her adventures with her friends. She served as secretary for former Leesville PTA and was a former member of Sherrodsville Pythian Sisters, and was active with the Harrison County Democratic Party.  She was once an active member of the Conotton Valley Senior Citizens. Years ago, Helen enjoyed making homemade rugs and was an extraordinary cook.  Her family indicated that she was seldom seen without wearing her apron.

She is survived by her two daughters and a son, Mrs. Donald (Evelyn) Housel of Dundee, Mrs. Carl (Jean) Ickes and Russell (Joan) Garner, both of Canton; eight grandchildren, Allen (Diane) Housel of Columbus, Robert L.  Garner, Brian (Karma) Ickes, Angie Piper and Mrs. Larry (Karla) Young, all of Canton, Brett Garner of Charlotte, NC, Mrs. Roger (Michelle) Squire of Louisville, and Steven Garner of Phoenix, AZ; her sister, Emma Mae Deetz of Massillon, and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril Garner, who died Oct. 27, 1972; one son, Robert Garner, and five brothers.

A public graveside service was conducted Aug. 29 in Leesville Cemetery at Leesville with Rev. Peggy Garner officiating.  There are no calling hours, however a private family visitation will be observed. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Leesville Cemetery Association, P.O. Box #157, Leesville,  44639.

Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville handled arrangements.  To leave an online condolence message, visit the funeral home website  www.baxtergardner.com.

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