Mary Helen Inglish

August 28, 1920 ‒ May 28, 2014

Delaware, Ohio

Mary Helen Inglish, age 93, passed away Wednesday morning May 28, 2014 at Suites at Sarah Moore.
She was born August 28, 1920 to the late Madison and Nancy (Blaney) Evans.
She worked for 20 years for the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services. She worked the OBES employment trailer at the Delaware County Fair, hired many youth for their first job de-tasseling corn and was on the radio reporting on job placements. She managed the Delaware Country Club for many years and enjoyed planning special events for the members. She was a member of the Sarah Moore Service Board, member of Lewis Center United Methodist Church, Republican Women’s Club in Delaware and George Lewis Behrens Order of the Eastern Star. When she had spare time she loved to cook, do hand work, shop and play cards with her “Merry Widows” group. She will be remembered for her smile, her willingness to try anything once and her love of family and friends.
Left to cherish her memory are her children Rozella (George) Miller, Roberta (Steve) Martin and Rick (Jeanne) Inglish, all of Delaware; 9 grandchildren Mitch (Melissa) Miller, Mark (Gayle) Miller, Matt (Caroline) Miller, Karlene (Bub) Sykes, Keith (Jenny) Tagg, Michael (Chenoa) Inglish, David (Renee) Inglish, Courtney (Don) Almashy and Danielle (Ryan) Adkins; 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Dave in 1980, five brothers Thurman, Carl, Lawrence, Marion and Arthur Evans and two sisters Viola Evans and Norfaye Winters.
The family will receive friends on Friday May 30th from 5 – 8 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware and where funeral services will be held on Saturday May 31st at 11:00 am. Burial will follow in Cheshire Cemetery.
Contributions in Mary Helen’s memory may be made to Sarah Moore Healthcare Center, 26, N. Union St., Delaware, OH 43015 or HomeReach Hospice, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.
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  • I love you so very much!

    She Is Gone!!!

    You can shed tears that she is gone
    or you can smile because she has lived.

    You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
    or you can open your eyes and see all she has left.

    Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
    or you can be full of the love you shared.

    You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
    or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

    You can remember her and only that she’s gone
    or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

    You can cry and close your mind,
    be empty and turn your back

    or you can do what she would want:
    smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

    David Harkins

  • Rozella, Bert & Rick

    I am so sorry. Also sorry that I can’t be with you at this time but I will be with you in thought & prayer. She will always be loved.

    • Thanks. Steve and Pam were here to represent your family. We had a wonderful celebration of life today.

  • So sorry to hear about your loss. I have nothing but fond memories of “Mom” Inglish. I know she will be missed. God bless you all especially during this time.

  • How blessed were we all to have known this lovely lady! Thoughts and prayers to the entire Inglish family. I have been so lucky to have been a part of your brood over the past years.
    Rest in peace Mary Helen. You have touched many over the years & will always be remembered.

  • Rick and family – I am truly sorry for your loss. Mary Helen felt like part of our family growing up in Delaware during “fair week”. I can not remember my dad working at the fair without her being there. She was the best. It was always Mary Helen, Frank Welker, and dad that ran that employment trailer for all those years.
    It was her that held it all together.

    I am out of state now and will not be able to make it back this evening for calling hours. Please know that I am thinking of you, and maybe we can catch up in a month or so.

    Take care Rick.

    Jim Brown

  • Rick, Bertie & Rozella,

    I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. You are all in my thoughts as you get through this difficult time and I hope all your happy memories give you comfort.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Such a sweet and kind woman. Our deep sympathy. Dave and Kay Durfey

  • Rozella, Bert, Rick and families,
    Expressing sympathy is never easy, all we can say is how sorry we are. I’m so glad to have paid her a visit recently. She will always hold a “soft spot” in my heart, and also LynnAnn’s. Our deepest sympathy.
    Norma and Jan Hudson

    • She couldn’t wait to tell me you were in to visit. LynnAnn will always have a soft spot with us for her concern and loving care.

  • Our sincere sympathy to the family. Mary Helen was a beautiful lady and we always enjoyed our time with her. We will miss her very much.

  • Rozella and George–I am so sorry for your loss and that I couldn’t make the calling hours to give you a hug! Mary Helen was a wonderful leader and she was proud of how you followed in her footsteps, Rozella! Teri