Helen Abell, 78 passed away Saturday December 22, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Citrus Springs, Florida. She was born January 23, 1934 in Akron to the late John and Helen (Fagas) Vechter.
Helen has lived in Florida the past two years and was formerly of Deerfield and Akron, she had worked at H&R Block and had owned Abell Bookkeeping. In Deerfield, she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary unit 713 and 8/40.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her devoted, loving husband, Emmet Abell in June of 1993 and her sisters, Sue Schreffler and Mildred Scarberry. Survivors include her daughters Pam (Richard) Garrett of Citrus Springs, Florida, Brenda (Greg) Chapin of Deerfield, her grandchildren Rachelle (Adam) McRae, Rick (Christie) Garrett, David Garrett, Ryan (JoAnna) Garrett, Robby (Tabatha Morris) Chapin, her great grandchildren Hannah Kate, Richard III (Trey) , Addison and her brother, Sam Vechter of Diamond.
Calling hours will be 11:00 AM Saturday, December 29, 2012 until time of funeral services at 1:00 PM at the Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Homes Ravenna Chapel with Rev. Rick Garrett Officiating. At 12:45 PM 8/40 will have services for Helen. Burial will follow in Deerfield Cemetery Deerfield, Ohio. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.sscfuneraslhomes.com.
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