Helen Marie Tipton
Entered Into Rest: Dec 4, 2011
Helen Marie Tipton

Residence: Metamora, Ohio
Entered into Life:  March 3, 1933
Entered into Rest:  Sunday, December 4, 2011
Memorial Gathering: Friday, December 30th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Berkey Congregational Christian Church
Memorial Service: Friday, December 30, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the Church

Helen Marie Tipton, age 78, of Metamora, Ohio, passed away Sunday morning, December 4, 2011 at Regency Hospital of Toledo.  She was born March 3, 1933 at the family homestead in Riga Township, Michigan to Glenwood and Nellie (Farison) Carr.  She graduated from Metamora High School and on January 5, 1952 married James Tipton.  She helped her husband run the farm until they divorced.  She retired from the Parker Hannifin Corporation in Metamora.
Helen was a long time member of the Berkey Congregational Christian Church, and current member of Lytton United Church of Christ.  She enjoyed crafts, cross-stitching , traveling, reading, playing games, flower gardening, and bird watching.  Most of all, she loved being with her family.
Left to cherish Helen’s memory are her beloved children, Roxann (Michael) Ingersoll of Glenwood Springs, CO, Terry (Vicki) Tipton of Blissfield, MI, and Susan (Larry) Woodall of Rootstown, OH; 4 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sisters, Jean (Bud) Old, Eileen (Dominic) Colasito, Joan (Bob) Staup, Joyce (Dale) Pridgeon; and sister-in-law, Carol Carr.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lyle Carr, Raymond Carr, and Glen (Doc) Carr; sister, Mary Lee Waggoner; sisters-in-law, Jean Carr and Lilian Carr; and brothers-in-laws, Dudly Waggoner and Bill Donahue.

A memorial gathering will be held Friday, December 30, 2011 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Berkey Congregational Christian Church, 12036 Sylvania-Metamora Rd., where a memorial service will begin at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. Mary Burroughs officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lytton United Church of Christ, 12892 Co. Rd. 5, Delta, OH 43515 or Berkey Congregational Christian Church, 12036 Sylvania-Metamora Rd, Berkey, OH.

Tonya (Carr) Whitman
December 6th, 2011 5:05 am
Roxann, Terry & Susie, I am so sorry about Aunt Helen. She is a blessing to all who know her, but most of all we were blessed to have her as a part of our family.
Angela French
December 7th, 2011 4:17 am
Aunt Helen I will never forget your laughing and your heart. You were always there for our Mom & family when we we're traveling through life. Emily and I will always remember going to eat at the Diner and getting pie. I have great memories of when I was little and all our family visits & the fun cousin times together ! Love you Aunt Helen My heart is with you Roxann, Terry and Susie. cuz Angela, Mike & Emily xo
Curt and Tammy Barlekamp
December 9th, 2011 6:24 am
We are very sad for the loss of Helen. My memories of her are mostly seeing her with Caroline. She loved her family. I was also impressed whenever she would travel to Rootstown to visit Susan at Rootstown Church. Our lives intertwined from Berkey to Rootstown. She was such a warm and friendly and cheerful person it was easy to like her right away. I loved our time at Berkey church. It was a happy beginning for our family and Helen was apart of that. Catie spent much time with Caroline at Helen's. She was the kind of grandmother I would want to have. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Thank you all so much for sharing Helen with us through the years. She treated us like family. We will miss her very much.
Helyn Carr
December 10th, 2011 1:20 pm
Dear Family - it is always difficult to lose a loved one - no matter their age or degree of illness. I am sad for all of you. I winter in Florida so will be unable to represent the Carr family but do want you to know I have always loved and respected your family and share your sadness.
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