Helen Garlits, 96

Helen Maxine Garlits, 96, of Roann, died at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at her home.

She was born May 29, 1920, in Morgantown, W.Va., to William and Eunice (Wilt) Bunner.

Helen graduated from West Fairmont High School in Fairmont, W.Va., in 1936. She married Reuben Rudolph Garlits in Cumberland, Md., on Sept. 20, 1938. He died July 21, 1982.

Helen attended Walk by Faith Community Church in Roann. She was a homemaker and enjoyed flower gardening, bird watching, and playing cards with her friends.

Helen lived in Roann since 1984, coming from Waverly, Ohio.

She is survived by two sons Ronald (Dolores) Garlits of Wabash and Robert (Lenna) Garlits of Waverly, Ohio, 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sons William Garlits and Kevin Garlits, and her sister, Doris Harr.

Visitation and funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service Roann Chapel, 335 S. Chippewa Road, Roann. Rev. Kurt Snyder will be officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Waverly, Ohio.

Preferred memorial is Riley Hospital for Children.

The memorial guest book for Helen may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Sep 14