Helen L. Davis Friend
September 14, 1917 ‒ December 29, 2015
Formerly of Columbus, Ohio
Helen Davis Friend, age 98, passed away early Monday December 29, 2015.
Formerly of Columbus Ohio, she is preceded in death by husband William Edgar Friend, brothers Edward and Robert Davis, sister Jean Anderson and special friend Warren VanDorn.
Survived by daughters and sons-in-law Joy and Howard Rees and Jill and Chip Merkle, along with her “perfect” grandchildren Kristen (Andres) Benitez, Jonathan Rees, Carolyn Rees, Katie Merkle, Jason Merkle and Tessa Merkle and great grandchildren Xavier and Mariel Benitez.
Born in Beaver, PA. Helen graduated from The Ohio State University in 1940 with a degree in Commercial Education. She was also a life member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Clintonville Women’s Club and Overbrook Presbyterian Church.
A memorial service will be held in early spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214 and the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Friend family and condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.