Helen Mabel Lyman

Helen Mabel Lyman, age 98, had a joyous reunion with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday December 14, 2012 at Wesbury Community. She was born to Elmer Dan Stairs and Grace Pleiades Wood Stairs on February 22, 1914, in Sayre, Pa. Helen graduated from Parker High School, Clarence, New York. She received her R.N. degree from Deaconess Hospital, Buffalo, New York School of Nursing in l936. She and the Reverend Harold L. Lyman were married February 6, 1937. She began her nursing career in Ohio, while her husband was a college and seminary student. She also worked at Stem Memorial, in Union City, Pa. for many years as a Head Nurse. Helen retired from nursing in 1976. Helen taught Sunday School classes in the various churches they served together, which she continued to do so after his death June 13, 1980. She loved: music, knitting, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include a daughter, Laurene Lyman of Grand Rapids, Michigan; and a son, Lawrence (Ellen) Lyman of Meadville, Pa.; four grandchildren; Evangeline (David) Smith, Stephen (Lisa) Lyman, LeeAnn (Frank) White, Laurie Beth Lyman. Nine great grandchildren; John Kyle, David Benjamin, Je'Angelle, Ariana and Kadance Smith, Tahlor and S. Andrew Lyman and Michala and Chelsea White. One sister, Jeanne (Emory) Martin of Palmyra, Pa. Several Nieces and Nephews. A Memorial Celebration Service will be announced at a later date. Helen Mabel Lyman's arrangements have been entrusted to the Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin Street, Meadville, Pa. Please sign Helen's guest book at: Hatheway-tedesco.com


Published in the Erie Times-News on Dec. 18, 2012