Helen M. (Sutter) Laughbaum
Helen M. Laughbaum, age 97, formerly of Tiro and Shelby, died Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at the Crestline Nursing Home.
Helen was born May 20, 1912 in New Washington, Ohio, the daughter of the late Oliver and Ella (Knodel) Sutter. She was a graduate of Chatfield High School and worked many years as a cafeteria cook for Tiro Schools. Mrs. Laughbaum was a member of Wayside Chapel in Bucyrus and thoroughly enjoyed creating beautiful crocheted gifts for her family and friends.
Helen delighted in the devotion of her loving family, which includes: 6 surviving children, Ramon and Bonna Laughbaum, of Galion, Elizabeth Wiley, of Columbus, Keith and Betty Laughbaum, of Mansfield, Ed and Nancy Laughbaum, of Marysville, Terry and Maggie Laughbaum, of Westerville, and Thomas and Priscilla Laughbaum, of Crestline; a daughter-in-law, Elena Laughbaum, of Parish, FL; 20 grandchildren; 1 step grandchild; 26 great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: her husband of 62 years, Donald B. Laughbaum in 1994; a son, Duane Laughbaum in 2009; a son-in-law, Roger Wiley; 2 grandchildren; a brother, John Sutter; a sister, Kathleen Russell.
Friends may call on Saturday, November 28, 2009 from 10-11 am at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where a funeral will be conducted at 11 am with Pastor Kevin Rothhaar officiating. Burial will follow in Sandusky Township Cemetery on Biddle Road in Crawford County. Memorial contributions can be made to Wayside Chapel or Hospice of North Central Ohio.
The family would appreciate online condolences at: penwellturner.com