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Helen M. (nee: Ahlgrim) Gehrke
ELYRIA TOWNSHIP - Helen M. (nee: Ahlgrim) Gehrke, age 96, of Elyria Township, died August 9, 2014, at her home.
She was born March 1, 1918, in Amherst, and has been a resident of Elyria most of her life.
Helen was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Elyria and had a strong love of animals. She enjoyed gardening and had a green thumb with house plants. For many years she bowled in several area leagues and made chocolates for the holidays.
Helen is survived by her daughter, Carol Halcomb, of South Amherst; two grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of seventy years, William C. Gehrke, in 2007; and a brother, Howard Ahlgrim.
Friends will be received from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Avenue, Elyria.
A service will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2014, in the funeral home. Burial will be in Brownhelm Cemetery, Brownhelm Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Erie Shores Humane Society, P.O. Box 1041, Elyria, OH 44036-1041.
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Published in www.morningjournal.com on Aug. 11, 2014
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