Helen C. Newberger, 88, of Shalersville, passed away September 30, 2013. She was a red haired North Dakotan who captured the heart of Ohio fly-boy George Newberger at a picnic in 1943. They shared the picnic of life for 66 years, following their marriage in 1947. Helen encouraged her three daughters to pursue their educations, careers, travel, and most important, their families. She relished watching her five grandchildren follow those goals. Helen worked in the Ohio school systems for most of her career, where she was a champion for those students who often got overlooked. She loved coffee and believed it is an official part of the day. She shared her coffee and contributed to her community at the Annevar Garden Club, the Ladies Guild, the funeral luncheon and Dust Busters at Immaculate Conception Church, and Hope Circle at Portage Methodist Church. When you asked her opinion, you got it; when she gave her word, she kept it. She loved her family and friends without judgment and forever. Left to carry on her spirit and cherish their memories are: George Newberger, children: Nancy (Bob) Polz, MaryLou Newberger, Deborah (Terry) Call; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; her sister, Kay Hinchman, and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home Ravenna Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Church with Fr. William Kraynak officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Shalersville. In Iieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice, or the charity of your choice. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.sscfuneralhomes.com.
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My condolences to the family. Helen was a huge part of my childhood. I have many fond memories of spending time with the family. I miss getting together with the pot luck gang and am sorry I have not been able to visit up north more often. You are in my prayers.
To all of the family and friends of Helen;
I am thinking about everyone of you during this time of sorrow! I feel bad that I have not been up there much lately. I know that you all remember all of the great times that we had as kids growing up with Helen and the whole gang! I remember Helen as always being pleasant, positive, and fun loving!
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Of all of our losses. Aunt Helen was a bright star on an otherwise dark sky. Shine on Aunt Helen Shine On,
My condolescens to those left behind to carry on ....
Lucy Crissinger and
Our deepest thoughts and prayers are extended to the family. May memories ease your sorrow and may time bring you peace. Dennis & Leanne Chalker
Uncle George and Family, We are so sorry for your loss as well as the loss to all of those who were fortunate enough to know Aunt Helen. You are all such a large part of our lives as we were growing up and still are today.
We will be keeping All of you in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Mike, Vicky, Zach, and Juliana Howe