Helen L. Lavender

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Helen L. Lavender

CHILLICOTHE: Helen L. Lavender, 87, of Chillicothe, went to be with her Lord at 1:10 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2014 in the Adena Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.

She was born October 21, 1926, in Wellston, Ohio, to the late Carl and Robin Lucas Jonas. On December 31, 1947, she married her sweetheart George W. Lavender, Sr. who died September 19, 2003.

Surviving are a daughter, Iris Lavender, of Chillicothe; a son, George W. (Jeanne) Lavender, Jr., of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Chandra (Tim) Purtee, Alana Neff, Griffin Conley, Dustin (Krista) Lavender, Shay (Mont) Steele and Jason (Shannon) Daily; great grandchildren, Brennon (Kristen) Purtee, Briley (Ryan) Wallace, Tyler Davis and Lance Gookenbarger and Anilyn Steele; brothers, Harold (Blanche) Jonas and Dave (Janie) Jonas, both of Wellston; a sister, Alice (Wayne) Sexton, of Wellston; several nieces and nephews; and a special lifelong friend, Phyllis Schaffer, of Chillicothe. She was predeceased by a brother, Jack Jonas and a son-in-law, John Lusk.

Helen was a very active lifelong member of High Street CCCU where she had taught Sunday School for many years.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in the High Street CCCU with Pastor Bruce Viar officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston. Friends may call at the WARE FUNERAL HOME from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday.

The family would like to thank Adena Hospice for the excellent care shown to Helen and our family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to Adena Hospice 111 W. Water Street Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.

You may sign her online register at www.warefh.com

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Ware Funeral Home - Chillicothe
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Chillicothe, OH 45601
(740) 773-2134
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Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on July 12, 2014
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