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Helen M. Lyon Allison

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Helen M. Lyon Allison Obituary
ALLISON Helen M. Lyon Allison, age 91, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2013. She was born December 18, 1921 in Findlay, Ohio to the late Elmer and Barbara Lyon; also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Irvin F. Allison, whom she married on July 29, 1939, and sisters, Elma, Susie and Clystia. Helen graduated from Van Buren High School and received many honors through her work in Property Management. She was executive secretary with Todd Tibbals Organization in Columbus for 43 years; helped build Woodcliff, Eastgate, English Village, Parklawn Manor and Holiday House Rental Communities which she managed for over 50 years; helped with the planning and sales of River Forest, Fairway Oaks, Cassidy Avenue and Westlyn Wood. Honors include, Deputy Governor, ABI Research Assn; Most Admired Woman of the Decade; Accomplishments recognized by The OSU Athletic Club; OSU Buckeye Club; OSU President's Club; OSU Hypocrist Club; served on the Board of The Ohio State University; OSU Alumni Assn; Whitehall Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the National Assn. of Fern Executives. Helen was a member of Eastview United Methodist Church and was a resident of Wesley Ridge Retirement Center. She is survived by her great-niece, Peggy (Jay) Simmons; caregiver, Gloria Coleman; members of the Allison family, and many friends and thoughtful caregivers at Wesley Ridge. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2013 at SCHOEDINGER EAST CHAPEL, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43232. Funeral Service 10 a.m. Friday at Eastview United Methodist Church, 1045 Ross Rd., Whitehall, OH 43227. Entombment to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Rev. Tina Fox, officiating. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share memories or extend condolences.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 8, 2013
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