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Helen L. Tinlin

Helen L. TinlinHelen L. Tinlin, age 74, of 6250 Roswell Road S.W., Sherrodsville, died suddenly Friday evening, April 16, 2010, in her residence.

Born Dec. 30, 1935, in Cleveland, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Rose Sommer Fousek.

She was part-owner of the Atwood Lanes Bowling Alley at Dellroy.  She was also a bookkeeper, and kept records for both the bowling alley and for G-Bear, Inc., where she worked since 1985. 

On May 16, 1959, she married her husband Rae C. Tinlin, who died June 9, 2004.

Helen and her late husband Rae migrated to this area from Cleveland in 1964 and lived in the same residence since.  She was an enthusiastic and accomplished bowler, and was a member of the McCook Area Women's Bowler's Hall of Fame.  She acted as secretary/treasurer for various bowling leagues for 30 years.  She implemented the Junior Bowling Program at Atwood Lanes and exerted much of her effort towards the success of the program.   Helen was a skilled painter and enjoyed drawing and reading as well.  She liked to raise flowers around her home, but mostly she treasured the company of her family.

She is survived by three sons and a daughter, Larry R. Tinlin of Plain City, Stan (Jill) Tinlin, Charlie  (Karen) Tinlin,  and Mrs. Todd (Laura) Bittaker, all of Dellroy; her ten grandchildren,  Dustin and Bryan Tinlin of Columbus, Bryce Tinlin of Plain City,  Ryan  and Zac Tinlin, Jaime and Haley Tinlin, and Madison Rae Bittaker, all of Dellroy, and Olivia and Drew Schaar, both of Dellroy; a great-grandson, Max Tinlin of Columbus; many nieces and nephews and a number of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother Larry Fousek.

Funeral services were conducted April 20 in Dellroy Christ Community Church with Rev. Ron Silver and Rev. Carol McCartney officiating.   Interment followed in Sherrodsville Memorial Gardens. Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Atwood Lanes Junior Bowling Program, P.O. Box #162, Dellroy, Ohio   44620.  To leave an online condolence, visit www.baxtergardner.com.

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