Helen L. Davis Friend

September 14, 1917 ‒ December 29, 2015

Centerburg, Ohio
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.

  • To my sweetest,
    I was just checking details, and I thought I would send you, your first virtual Condolence! 😉
    Very Tacky. Writing tools still exist!
    I will see you soon, and hope these moments…right now…are being spent enjoying your sister Joy and family.
    Love Suyin

  • We spent many fun days with Helen and Van. Helen was lots of fun and loved her family very much. We are thinking of you at this time. Nancy and Bill Petty

  • I was so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. I think she was truly the sweetest person I have ever known. It’s been years since I’ve seen her but it feels like it was only months ago. I’m sure you have so many great memories of her and that will last a life time. Thinking of all of you at this time.