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Helen Eloise Phipps
Helen Eloise PhippsMusicNotesHelen Eloise Phipps, 94 of York Center, died Wednesday afternoon November 11, 2015 at the Milcrest Nursing Home.  She was born April 15, 1921 at home in York Township to the late Howard and Lelah Dale (Ralston) McMahan.  She was also predeceased by her loving husband, Victor Bernard Phipps of 58 years, one granddaughter, Sheila Blumenschein and one brother, Abner McMahan.

Helen graduated from York Center High School in 1939. She and Victor farmed in Union County all their lives. Helen gave her heart unconditionally to her family and her church, the Somersville Friends Church, where she devoted 74 years of her life.  She served as organist, pianist, coached the children to sing, say their speeches and mentored them to become caring and sharing adults. Helen also had passions for farming, gardening and mowing her yard with the infamous Cub Cadet.

Surviving are her five fabulous children: John Wilbur Phipps, Marysville; Lelah “Susie” (Bill) Rausch, Raymond; Victor Junior (Ruby) Phipps, Green Camp; Kay Phipps Strausbaugh, Columbus; and Judy Arlene (Gary) Carter, Cable.  She is also survived by nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and one great great grandson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 14, 2105 at 12:00 noon at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood and burial will follow in the York Cemetery. Pastor Roger Williams will officiate.  Friends may call two hours prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 AM.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Somersville Friends Church c/o Bernice Phipps 27803 St. Rt. 31 Richwood, Ohio 43344 and or the Loving Care Hospice at PO Box 613 Marysville, Ohio 43040.

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#1 from: Sandy and Marvin
Anniston, AL
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 2:43 PM

Junior, Ruby and family...Marvin and I send our sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mother. May you be comforted in the memories she has left behind and may you find the peace that only our Saviour can provide. Sincerely, Marv & Sandy

#2 from: Jack and Evelyn Porter
Worthington, Ohio
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 2:47 PM

Junior, Ruby and kids, Jack and I send our thoughts and prayers for your loss.

#3 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, TX  79606
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 3:27 PM

Kay & Family
Prayers are with you and your family.  I had so much fun with your Mom. Even though it has been years and I can still hear her sweet laugh from her toes to her head.  Your were all blessed.
Class mate from York Center

#4 from: Gary Mannasmith
Creston, Ohio 44217
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 3:40 PM

I'm sorry for your loss. Your Mother was a fine lady and fun to be around.

#5 from: Zeke and Judy Riedmiller
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 4:26 PM


Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Sincerest sympathy and condolences.

#6 from: millie leone
columns, ohio
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 5:34 PM

my prayer is to the family. helen is with the Lord se loved and server..no longer sick and with her spouse....God bless each one....

#7 from: Terry and Barb kemp
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 7:45 PM

So sorry for the loss of Helen.  She was such a great and fun person, always loved to hear her laugh, and always loved to visit with her and Vic.

#8 from: Lavone Eastman
Mt. Victory, Ohio
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 7:59 PM

Prayers are with you all.

#9 from: Angela Phipps
Mt Victory
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 8:40 PM

My wonderful Aunt Helen what a great lady she was I know Paul thought the world of her ...I feel so thankful I was able to see her and visit before something happened...I know she is at peace and god be with each of you as you prepare her final resting place....my thoughts and prayers are with all of you...

#10 from: George Ferguson
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 9:37 AM

To The Phipps So Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother She was A Fine Lady Your Dad work for me on the Union Co Highway Dept He Was a Great friend My Prayers are with you.

#11 from: Peggy D Gray
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 9:37 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Helen was a wonderful woman who touched a lot of lives and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Just wanted you to know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks to come.

#12 from: Nancy Wells (Hoover)
Richwood OH
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 8:41 PM

Junior and Ruby sending heart felt condolences. So sorry for your loss.

#13 from: Ted and Susie Kavanagh
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 11:48 PM

Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.  Although we hadn't seen her for years, we'll never forget her laugh.  She will be missed.

Ted and Susie

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