Helen M. Ingmier

November 19, 1933 ‒ April 29, 2021

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of Phoenix, Arizona

Helen M. Ingmier, age 87, of Marion, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at her daughter’s home in the presence of her family.

On November 19, 1933, Helen was born in Trimble, Ohio, the fifth of six children of the late Emmett and Ruth Adelphia (Reeves) Cole.  She was raised in Glouster, Ohio, where she graduated from Glouster High School in 1951. While baby-sitting her brother’s children in Marion, she met Harold D. Ingmier, and they became fast friends. They married on April 21,1952 and in 1957 started their family.

Helen was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, and she found ways to listen to their services if she could not attend. She loved sewing, crocheting, reading and at one time, enjoyed being in the Red Hat Society.

Helen was a strong and independent woman who deeply loved her family. She also had a great sense of humor, and loved to banter back and forth with her family and friends. Her secret to good health and happiness was chocolate!  For Helen, her day was not complete until she enjoyed a giant-sized Hershey bar.

Left to cherish her memory are her three daughters: Beverly J. (Brian V.) Throop, Laura L. (Chris R.) McAfee, and Brenda S. (Steve L.) Johnston; ten grandchildren: Nathan (Gabriella) Throop, S. Parker Throop, David McAfee, Bryan (Ashlee) McAfee, Melissa (Chad) Stewart, Tyler McAfee, Julie McAfee, Gavin Johnston, Nigel Johnston and Jeremy (Julie) Johnston. She also enjoyed her many great-grandchildren, her nieces and nephews and her many friends

Including her husband and parents, Helen was preceded in death by her infant son, Brian Richard Ingmier; five siblings: Worley Cole, Mary Woolley, Earl Cole, Edna Gibbs, and Mable Evans.

Her family will greet friends during a time of celebration from 5 – 7 pm on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 E. Center St, Marion.  Come prepared to eat chocolate, as her favorite chocolate treats will be at special places around the room. Services honoring her life and burial in Meeker Cemetery, will be observed privately by her family.

On behalf of her family, they would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to the caring staff of Kindred Hospice in Marion for everything they did for Mom during her final weeks and days.  Memorial contributions may be made to them: Kindred Hospice of Marion, 1199 Delaware Ave #102A, Marion, OH 43302.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel, are honored to serve Helen’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • So sorry to learn of Helen’s passing. I didn’t know her well, having met her through my cousin Phyllis, who was her sister in law. I enjoyed learning a little about the family from them. Helen was friendly and easy to get to know. I regret that the descendants of Elmer R and Lesta Ingmire were never particularly close to one another. Helen’s husband, Harold, was also my first cousin, but I only remember meeting him once at a funeral years ago. Laura and family, you have my sincere sympathy and are in my prayers.
    Linda (Ingmire) Sheets

  • I am truely saddened to hear of Helen’s passing. Having spent so much time at the Ingmier’s home durning my childhood , I grew to love Helen. She could be stern but that never put me off with her. She made my dress when I graduated from high school. I have many memories of Helen.
    I know she was very loved by her family and I’m wishing all of them strength to get through this sad time.

  • Ms Helen was my mentor when first working in daycare. She believed in me and encouraged me to get my own class which I did. Loved her dry sense of humor and contagious smile. We often celebrated our birthdays together.
    Helen and her beloved family have been and will continued to be, in my prayers.
    So many memories are flooding my mind as I write this.

  • So sorry for your loss Laura she was lucky to have you and Chris to help take care of her. No matter how old you are the loss is so hard. But she is in heaven now with our Lord Prayers to your family Deb Blevins

  • I am sorry about the loss of your mother, Bev. My condolences to you and your family. May her memory be eternal.

  • Very sorry for her passing & know she will be missed, but realize now that the earthly suffering is now over! We all know how special she was to everyone – especially Brylee! Prayers to all the family as you plan for her burial & work through the grieving process.

  • I had the pleasure of meeting Helen when I took my mom to the class reunions in Glouster, She was very sweet and remembered me each year. When my mom passed in 2014 I let her know and she was truly saddened. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

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