Helen W. Callihan

August 11, 1916 ‒ May 12, 2008

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Helen W. Callihan, age 91, of Mount Vernon, died Monday May 12, 2008 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. Helen was born August 11, 1916 in Gibsonburg to J. Edward and Alice M. (Driftmyer) Wichman and had been a resident of Mount Vernon since 1948. She had been employed as a secretary for Dr. H. E. Kiracofe, O.D. in Mount Vernon for 20 years retiring in1978.

Helen was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon and had served as a volunteer at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.

Surviving are her sons Dr. Thomas R. (Robin) Callihan M.D. of Cordova, Tennessee and Douglas E. Callihan of Roanoke, Virginia; and three grandchildren Elisabeth Callihan, Patrick Callihan, and Katherine Callihan. Besides her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband Wheeler Callihan whom she married September 24, 1938 and her brother Willis Wichman.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2008 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon with Rev. Mark Wildermuth officiating. Burial will follow at Mound View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 170 Mansfield Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Snyder Funeral Homes are honored to serve the family of Helen W. Callihan.