Helen J. Black

February 15, 1926 ‒ January 16, 2016

Galion, Ohio

Helen J. Black, 89, of Galion passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Galion Pointe.

Born February 15, 1926 in Morrow County, she was the daughter of Melvin G. and Cynthia E. (Virtue) Bachelder. She married Hugh A. Black on January 10. 1946 and they enjoyed 30 years together until his passing on September 6, 1976.

She was a member of the former Galion Church of Christ now known as Community Christian Church. Helen worked at the former North Electric Company in Galion. She was a member of the Galion Golden Age Center and enjoyed playing cards.

She is survived by children Cynthia Jennings of Katy, Texas, Connie (Ed) Tennis of Galion and Larry D. (Doris) Black of Cedar Grove, Tennessee; five grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren and sister Margaret Vaughn of Mansfield.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by daughter Linda Lou Black; grandsons Mark Allen Wise and Todd Jennings; brother Ralph William Bachelder; sisters Ruth Ellen Dudley, Melba Phillips, Phyllis Ore, Mary Ardella Bachelder and Betty Lou Bachelder and son-in-law Robert Jennings..

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2016 with Pastor Brandon Quail officiating. Burial will follow at Bryn Zion Cemetery in Mt. Gilead.

Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Helen Black, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Please accept our condolences for Aunt Helen’s passing. She was a wonderful person and a joy to be around. She will be greatly missed and always remembered.

    With love, Darrell and Karen

  • Dear Connie, I am Sorry for your loss. Please know I am thinking of you. Love and prayers. Lydia Snyder

  • Connie and Ed and Family, We are so sorry about the death of your Mother. She was a great lady and a wonderful neighbor. Know that the neighbors are thinking of you and will miss her greatly. We are here for you if you need anything.


  • Connie & Ed;

    So sorry to hear about Connie’s mom passing. She was a great lady! Enjoyed playing dominos with her and you.

    Sending prayers and peace your way!

    Love you guys,

    Debbie, Paul, & Abby

  • Larry & Doris,

    Your Tennesse church family are remembering you in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our love and heartfelt sympathy during this difficult time.

    In Christian Love,

    Willett & Karen

  • We will miss seeing her every time we come to visit. What a special lady! RIP. Connie and Ed we are praying God’s love for you and your family will comfort you in this time.

  • I am so sorry for your families loss your mother was a joy to be around I enjoyed her so much . She is up in heaven watching over you all and back with your Dad . Hugs to all nurse pam