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Helen Jean Brisbin

Graveside Services: Friday, October 6th at 2:30 pm at Toledo Memorial Park

Helen Jean Brisbin, age 88, of Swanton, Ohio, passed peacefully in her sleep, Saturday evening, September 30, 2017. She was born March 1, 1929 in Toledo, Ohio to the late John and Helen (Herbster) Willard. Jean was a 1947 graduate of Whitmer High School and attended the University of Toledo. On May 5, 1951, she married her beloved husband, Theron Brisbin, whom she met her senior year of High School.

Jean was a lifelong member of Reformation Lutheran Church in Toledo, 30-year member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Swanton, and was currently attending Trinity Lutheran Church in Delta. She was a lifelong member of the Junior Guild at St. Luke's Hospital and was very active in the Girl Scouts for many years.

She and the family loved camping and backpacking through the mountains well into their sixties. Jean will be remembered as an excellent seamstress making Civil War period clothing for several years, as well as knitting. She was also an excellent cook and pie baker, as well as an avid reader.

Jean will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 66 years, Theron; daughter, Debbie Gring of Toledo, OH; son, David (Tina) Brisbin of Findlay, OH; grandchildren, Matthew (Maria) Gring, Sam Brisbin and Eliza Brisbin.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Timothy John Brisbin and her brother, John Willard.

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 5th, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton. Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 6th at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 410 Taylor St. in Delta, where visitation will be one hour prior. Rev. Ed Strietelmeier will officiate. Following a luncheon, graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Toledo Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made Faith Lutheran Church Building Fund or Trinity Lutheran Church.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Thursday, October 5th from 3 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Funeral Services: Friday, October 6th at 10:30 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Delta

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David and family. Blessings to you and your family in in the name of our redeemer, Jesus Christ. I'm truly sorry to hear of your mothers passing. May or lord and savior comfort you in the coming days. My heart goes out to you all. Larry and Sherryl Mull

Larry D. Mull Oct 4 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Theron Brisbin Family, What a special angel will await your arrival in heaven. Helen Jean was such a wonderful Christian role model for us all. She liked everything "Just so", Theron told me once and that was seen in her appearance and her hugs were wonderful. I will miss her and her hugs, even though I knew her for such a short time. Dee Mutchler

Dee Mutchler Oct 4 2017 12:00 AM

Uncle Theron, Sending much love and comfort in your time of loss. I'm very sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Helen and thinking of you and your family in this hardship. Much love to you all.

Jerri Smith Oct 3 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Theron and family, Helen Jean was truly an angel on earth. Her beauty shone through her life by the way she lived. The spirit, kindness and generosity she showed to everyone will be remembered always along with her amazing cooking! Thank you so very much for sharing many stories of your loving marriage and life. May God Bless all of you as celebrate her life. With deepest sympathyand love. Tom & Penny

Tom & Penny Hall - Delta Ohio Oct 2 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Theron and family, We were so sorry to hear at church this morning that Jean passed away. Indeed she was such a wonderful Christian lady. She always let Christ's light shine for all to see. She had a wonderful smile and was so kind. We will miss seeing her at church, but she will now be in heaven. May God's loving arms be around all of you now and in the days to come.

Carol & Bob Cain - Delta, Ohio Oct 1 2017 12:00 AM