HELEN POLAND

Helen M. Poland, 88, of Flushing, Ohio, died Friday, May 16, 2014 at her home.

She was born February 17, 1926 in Morristown, Ohio, daughter of the late Dennis B. Gatten and Martha Sells Gatten.

A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Helen’s family was her life and greatest happiness.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John G. Poland; sisters, Rose Racketa and Virginia Welsh.

Helen is survived by her daughters, Paula (Skip) Hawthorne of Brunswick, Ohio and Connie (Paul) Harris of Lakeland, Florida; grandchildren, Donnie, Ryan, Dana, Kelli; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Jane (Leo) Ridenbaugh of Warsaw, Ohio, Faye (Fred) Wells of Barnesville, Ohio, Shari (Gene) Magnani of Belmont, Ohio; brother, David (Marlene) Gatten of Morristown, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Helen’s wishes were for a private Graveside Service to be conducted at Holly Memorial Gardens with Pastor Bob Merritt officiating.

In Helen’s memory, contributions may be made to: Valley Hospice, Inc., 380 Summit Avenue, Steubenville, Ohio 43952.

The family would like to thank Valley Hospice for their care and support, as well as a very special thank you to Helen’s niece and care giver, Debbie Mills.

Arrangements by Kelly Kemp Braido & Patron Funeral Home/Patron Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be sent to: www.kelly kempbraido&patron funeralhomes.com.

HELEN POLAND

Helen Poland, 88, of Flushing, Ohio, died Friday, May 16, 2014.

Arrangements pending with Kelly Kemp Braido & Patron Funeral Home/Patron Cremation Service, Bethesda, Ohio.