Helen Mae Sheets, age 95, of the Mercerville Community, ‘Went to be with her Lord’ Wednesday morning, March 13, 2013, at her home.
Born November 8, 1917, in Bladen, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mora Braley Walters. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded by her husband, Leslie Howard Sheets; a daughter, Vonda McGuire; three grandchildren, Mike Watson, Mark Watson and an infant granddaughter, Jane Ann Watson; two brothers, Oakley Walters and Kenneth Walters; and by two sisters, Lucille Lemon Brown and Marguerite Gothard Johnson.
Helen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She retired from the Gallia County Local Schools where she worked for many years as a cook. She also assisted her husband in the operation of their family farm. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Doris (Jerry) Haffelt of Gallipolis, Phyllis Jean (John) Lane of Gallipolis, and Debby (Terry) O’Dell of Crown City; eight grandchildren, Teresa (Bill) Lee, Diane (Monte) Sheets, Brad (Chrystal) Watson, Mark Lane, Chuck (Tammy) Lane, Keith (Pam) McGuire, Kevin (Jessica) McGuire, and Karen (Bill) Moore; 17 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Nellie Waugh of Gallipolis, and a special sister-in-law, Pauline Moore of Gallipolis. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with pastors Monte Sheets and Gary Warner officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 5-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Gideons or to the Relay for Life.
An online guest registry is available at waugh-halley-wood.com.