Helen D. Sargent

August 17, 1924 ‒ August 01, 2009

Honaker, Virginia

Helen D. Sargent, 84, of Galion, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009 at the home of her son in Ontario.

Born Aug. 17, 1924 in Honaker, Va., she was the daughter of the late Roby G. Smith and Mattie L. Griffith Smith. She was preceded in death on April 17, 2007 by her husband, Herman L. Sargent whom she married on July 26, 1954.

She was a graduate of Honaker High School, Honaker, VA. and a member of the First Baptist Church in Galion where she had served as Sunday School Teacher, Junior Church Teacher and Secretary of Sunday School; she and her husband were long time foster parents and were home to over 42 children. Helen was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Naomi Chapter No. 47, Galion and Galion Community Hospital Auxiliary, TWIG 1.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Melissa Sargent of Ontario; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Donald Smith.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009 with Rev. Timothy Wingert officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 445 N. Market Street, Galion, OH 44833.