HELEN J. (HOOPINGARNER) ALLEN, 97, of Bluffton, formerly of Markle, passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. Born Feb. 7, 1915, in Allen County, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Gola (Smith) Hoopingarner. She worked for GE, "Square D" coil factory in Markle for 15 years, and as a grocery clerk at Gaskills & Richardson Grocery Store in Zanesville. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Uniondale, Wells Community Hospital Auxiliary, and Eastern Star. Surviving family include her daughter, Janet Briner of Bluffton; siblings, John (Lorene) Hoopingarner, Marjorie Rabel, Dale (Miriam) Hoopingarner, Don (Marlene) Hoopingarner, and Ron (Beverly) Hoopingarner; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in passing by her sister, Betty Gemmer; and daughter, Brenda Bradburn. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church -Uniondale, 5912 North Sugar St., Uniondale, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept., 21, 2012, at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian. Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church-Uniondale. Burial in Hoverstock Cemetery. To leave condolences, visit www.elzey-patterson-rodak.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Sept. 19, 2012