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Clea Anna Helmlinger

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Clea Anna Helmlinger Obituary
Helmlinger, Clea 1935 - 2018
Clea Anna Helmlinger, 82, of Wapakoneta, died 10:42 a.m. Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, at Cridersville Healthcare Center. She was born Sept. 13, 1935, in Guernsey Co., the daughter of Ralph W. and Margaret May (Myers) Shipman, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 22, 1959, she married Roger W. Helmlinger, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 2000. Survivors include, siblings, Willard "Sonny" (Judy) Shipman, Cambridge, OH, Audrey (Jerry) Dyer, Byesville, OH, Kenneth "Ken" Shipman, Columbus, OH, Naomi Konicek, Clutier, IA, Donald "Gene" (Barbara) Shipman, Antrum, OH, Edward "Ed" (Eunice) Shipman, Wapakoneta; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister Sandy Shipman and sister-in-law Betty Shipman. Clea worked in food service with the Ohio State School for the Blind, Columbus, retiring in 1985, after 32 years of service. She was a member of the St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Clay Twp., Auglaize Co. Her hobbies included cooking, reading, and word search puzzles. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, at the St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Clay Twp., (10424 Geyer Dr.) Wapakoneta, Pastor Bob Brown officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thurs. at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave. (St. Rt. 501), Wapakoneta, and 1 hr. prior to the service Fri. at the church. Burial is to follow in the St. Mark's Lutheran Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Kidney Foundation. Condolences may be expressed at www.bayliffandeleyfh.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 3, 2018
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