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Helen Grace Sooy

April 19, 1918 January 2, 2019
Helen Grace Sooy
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Obituary for Helen Grace Sooy

Helen Grace Sooy, 100, of Penfield, Ohio passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 2, 2019. She was born on April 19, 1918 in Bryan, Ohio, to parents Alva and Gertrude Neidhardt.

When Helen was very young, her family moved to Spencer, Ohio, so her father could take a position with the railroad. Helen graduated from Spencer High School and attended Kent State University. She then taught school for three years until she married her husband, Avery Sooy. At home, Helen contributed to the Sooy farming business and raised four daughters. Her first love was music, which played a poignant role throughout her family’s life. Helen was choir director, a soloist singing at special events, played organ and sang in the church choir. In her later years she played piano and organ for various events. She also shared her musical talents with multiple Eastern Star chapters around Ohio. Helen was an active proud member of the Eastern Stars organization for 60 years. From a very young age, Helen was a member of Spencer United Methodist Church, serving God, instilling the importance of church to her family, and creating a network of friendships within her community.

Helen exchanged vows with Avery Sooy on July 19, 1941. They were happily married for 71 years and enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Helen shared a love for crafts including needlepoint, latch hook, antiquing, and attending various Ohio County Fairs with Avery.

Helen is survived by her daughters Linda (Jerry) Jackson and Paula (Jeff) Terlecky, 10grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Avery Sooy, daughters Ruthann Weigl and Bonnie Breyley, and sisters Hazel Walkden and Carol Jean Geracioti.

A celebration of Helen’s life will be held Saturday, January 5, at 12:30 P.M. at Spencer United Methodist Church, 201 E Main St., Spencer, OH.
Pastor Diane Bell will officiate.
Burial will follow at Spencer Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 - 12:30 P.M. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Spencer United Methodist Church Endowment Fund.
Online condolences may be shared at www.parkerfuneralhomes.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

5

Jan

11:00 AM 1/5/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1/5/2019 12:30:00 PM
Spencer United Methodist Church

201 E Main Street
Spencer, OH 44275

Spencer United Methodist Church
201 E Main Street Spencer 44275 OH
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

5

Jan

12:30 PM 1/5/2019 12:30:00 PM
Spencer United Methodist Church

201 E Main Street
Spencer, OH 44275

Spencer United Methodist Church
201 E Main Street Spencer 44275 OH
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Spencer Cemetery Final Resting Place

E Main Street
Spencer, OH 44275

E Main Street Spencer 44275 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

Spencer United Methodist Church

PO Box 125
Spencer, OH 44275
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