GRAF Helen Rose Helen Rose (Bohner) Graf, age 80, of Toledo, passed away on June 23, 2011. Helen was born in Defiance, Ohio, on December 23, 1930, to George Clinton and Henrietta Marie (Rauth) Bohner at her grandparent's home, but was raised in Toledo. She married Julius Graf in Toledo on April 19, 1954 and he preceded her in death on October 16, 2002. A 1945 graduate of St. Patrick's and a 1949 graduate of Marybrook Academy, Helen retired from Lane Drugs in 1985. She was a member of the Citizen Police Alumni Association since 1997 and a member of the Toledo Police Ambassador Program. Her favorite pastime was Genealogy, making books for children and grandchildren and volunteering at the Sylvania Senior Center. Surviving are her son, Arnold (Heather) Graf; daughter, Eileen (Don) McGee; son, Paul (Tammy) Wilcox; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Henrietta; son, George Wilcox; 6 brothers and 2 sisters. At her request, her body was donated to the University of Toledo Medical Center. A Celebration of Helen's Life will be held on Saturday, July16, 2011, at the Maumee American Legion Post #320, 204 Illinois Ave., Maumee, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. I thought life was forever But it was never meant to be I am growing old and tired And God is calling me
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Published in Toledo Blade on July 3, 2011