Helen J. Mack

January 24, 1942 ‒ May 15, 2007

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Helen J. Mack, 65, of Darby Drive, Lexington, died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a long illness.

She was born January 24, 1942, in Huntington, West Virginia to Orman Larkin and Jeanne Morris Bowyer. She was graduated from Huntington High School and has been a Lexington area resident for most of her life.

Because of her love for children and also her desire to pass on her passion for learning, Helen became a teacher. She attended Marshall University and was graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in education and also earned her MA in gifted education from Ashland University. She taught at Fredericktown Intermediate School for 27 years, where she received many recognitions including Teacher of the Year in 2002. She was a great motivator. She was given the National Honor Society Award for being the most influential teacher and received the Excellence in Education Award on three separate occasions. She retired from Fredericktown Schools in 2002, then taught at Lexington Eastern Elementary for four years

Helen gave 110% to everything, including her garden. She especially enjoyed her hostas and peonies. She was a member of United Methodist Church of the Cross.

A devoted mother and grandmother, she is survived by her sons and a daughter-in-law G. Douglas and Jodi Davidson of Hilliard and Gregory A. Davidson of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren Andy and Geof Wilson, Keegan, Kieran and Karsen Davidson; a brother and sister-in law The Rev. Richard and Faith Bowyer of Fairmont, West Virginia; a sister Kay Houston of Princeton, New Jersey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 17, 2007 from 5 ~ 8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home and also one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 11 am at United Methodist Church of the Cross, 236 Otterbein Drive, Lexington. The Rev. Denise Marikis and The Rev. Richard Bowyer will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions to FEA Julie Price Memorial Scholarship Fund may be made at the funeral home.

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