Helen Wolf, 97

Helen L. Wolf, 97, North Manchester, died at 4:35 p.m. on Nov. 4, at Peabody Healthcare in North Manchester.

She was born in Newell, Iowa to I. H. "Harry" and Ada (Adams) Lash.  The family moved to Redwood Falls, Minn. and then to Heyworth, Ill.

On Nov. 26, 1944, Helen married John T. Wolf from Urbana.  They met in San Diego during World War II where Helen worked at Consolidated Aircraft and John was in the Army.  He preceded her in death on May 10, 1995.  Her brother, Donald Lash, her youngest daughter, Nancy Anderson and her parents, also preceded her in death.

Helen attended Illinois State University and earned a two-year teaching certificate.  She then taught in a one-room school for seven years until she went to San Diego.  After moving to Indiana, she taught religious education in the county schools until she completed her bachelor's degree at Manchester College.  She earned her master's degree from Ball State University.  She then taught third grade at W.C. Mills elementary in the Wabash City Schools for many years.

She was a member of the North Manchester United Methodist Church and was always active in church as a Sunday school teacher and as a lay reader.  She was also a member of the Ivy chapter of The Order of the Eastern Star in North Manchester, where she was honored for being a 75-year member.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna (Alan) Bahler, Houston, Texas; and Meg (Larry) Tuttle, San Antonio, Texas; a son, Ron Wolf, San Antonio, Texas; a son-in-law, Gary Anderson, Minneapolis, Minn., seven grandchildren, Andy (Dd) Bahler, Houston, Ken (Su) Bahler, Houston, Lane (Liene) Tuttle, Indianapolis, Marc (Dzintra) Tuttle, Indianapolis, Marla (Corey) Ware, Heath, Texas, James (Colleen) Anderson, Woodbury, Minn., and Jon (Meghan) Anderson, Eagan, Minn., and 14 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Anna Faurot, North Manchester, her brother-in-law, Robert Wolf, Haines City, Fla., and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 8, at Peabody Chapel with Pastor Sue Babovec officiating. Family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m., Friday at Peabody. Private burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Huntington County.

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, North Manchester. Memorials may be directed to the Peabody Caring Circle, 400 W. 7th St., North Manchester, Indiana 46962.

Posted on 2013 Nov 06