Helen Marie Crissinger

August 11, 1930 ‒ October 19, 2018

Marion, Ohio

Helen Marie Crissinger, age 88, of Marion, passed away Friday, October 19, 2018 at Marion General Hospital.

Helen was born in Marion on August 11, 1930 to the late John Jeremiah and Constance Lucinda (Greenland) Spicer.  Helen lived all of her life in Marion and attended Marion Harding High School graduating in 1949. Shortly after graduation, Helen married Floyd Washington Crissinger on March 20, 1950.  The two met while Floyd was driving taxi, he offered Helen to sit upfront and she never gave up her spot.  Floyd passed away January 21, 1993.

Helen loved to take care of her family.  She was famous for her potato and ham salad and up until last year was making Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner for her family. In Helen’s younger years, she enjoying bowling with friends and could be found playing Bingo, Euchre and Canasta.

Helen will be missed by her children, Marsha Harris of Marion and Melody (Bill) Wilcox of Prospect; grandchildren, Jimmy (Nicole) Harris, Christine Harris, Bill Wilcox III and Timothy (Amy) Wilcox; 11 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings, Donald P. Spicer and Jane Richards and one great-great grandchild.

Visitation will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 W. Center Street, Marion, Monday, October 22, 2018 from 12 noon until a 1 pm funeral service.  Pastor Rob Howard will officiate and burial will follow at Grand Prairie Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in Helen’s honor to The Marion Area Humane Society.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Helen’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • My prayers and thoughts are with you Marsha, Melody, Jimmy and Christine. Helen and I were friends for a long time. We bowled together and she went to school with my brother. Although we were only Christmas card buddies these past years I will always remember the great times we shared as friends. My son Jon and Jimmy went to school together and played at our homes when they were young. Sincere sympathy for the passing of Helen and may you find comfort and peace in her memories.

  • So sorry to hear of Helen’s passing, I first met her when going to sit with Floyd. Met up again with her and Jane at the Marion Moose, always enjoy talking with her. Prayers to her family.