Helen Ruth Cheney, age 81 of Lima, passed away at her residence Friday night, August 16, 2013. Helen was born January 18, 1932 in Milton, Wisconsin to Elvin D. and Dorothy Hess Shetler who preceded her in death. She was married to Richard L. Cheney, Sr. who also preceded her in death.
Helen worked for the last 24 years at the American Legion Post 96 in Lima. She enjoyed life and always had a smile for everyone. She loved to dance, listening to country music, and spending time with family and friends. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the love of her life.
She is survived by her 5 children – Richard L. (Erma K.) Cheney of Lima; Diane Nickolson of Lima; Debbie (Jim) Sprunge of Columbus Grove; Merlin Cheney of Janesville, Wisconsin, and Pam McDaniel of Lima; 11 grandchildren – Dan’a (Fred) Danser, Trina (Todd) Hirsch, Matt Truesdale, James Sprunger, Courtney Cheney, Stephanie Cheney, Daniel Jones, Renee Cheney, Christina Cheney, Trever Cheney, Shelby Heffley, 2 step grandchildren – Joe Furry and Ryan Furry; 8 great grandchildren ; 3 sisters – Nancy DeRosa of Janesville, Wisconsin; Virginia Whitted of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Suzanne Scheider of Superior, Nebraska; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by brothers – Alvin B. Shelttler, Jr. and William G. Shetler; a son-in-law Bill Nickolson.
Funeral services will begin 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Gary Whitted, a nephew, will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family would like contributions given to the family.
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm