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Helen (Shope), of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away June 25, 2014. She is survived by a son, Jim Chase of Minnetonka, MN (Grace) and Barbara Bowers of Morrison, OK, six grandchildren: Olivia, Leah, and Jovito Chase; Sasha, Sarah, and Jack Bowers and five great grandchildren. Surviving siblings are Melvin Shope of Cedar Hill, Texas, and Freda Coyner of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Helen was born December 8, 1935, in Edmond, Oklahoma, to Fred Truman Shope and Erma Baird Shope, the fourth of six children. She is predeceased by her parents, sister Ruth Louise Herrold, sister June Jarboe, and brother Truman Shope; and her husband J.B. Chase of Cincinnati. Helen graduated from Edmond High School in 1954 where she won outstanding pianist in the state her senior year and performed in several plays. The family moved to Cincinnati OH in 1972. She worked with SafeCo Insurance and then established her own business: IDEAS (Insurance Development, Expansion, Acquisition Services). And she continued her interest and promotion of the arts in Cincinnati. A memorial service will be held Friday afternoon June 27th at 3:00 p.m. at the Withamsville Church of Christ, 846 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati Ohio 45245. Online guest book at www.hayfuneral home.com
HAY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER. - Cincinnati
7312 Beechmont Ave Cincinnati, OH 45230
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on June 27, 2014