Mrs. Scheffter was born August 3, 1925, in Cleveland, to her parents, Maurice and Juliette Kessler. She was appropriately nicknamed Fleurette “little flower” by her brother, Ralph R. Kessler, who preceded her in death in October of 1978.
Helen grew up in Oberlin, and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1943. She also graduated from Katharine Gibbs School in 1946. Helen worked many years in the family business, Hannon Motor Sales, and later as a clerk for the Wellington Board of Public Affairs, until her retirement in 1979.
Helen’s first husband, Ovid H. Hannon, died in 1970.
On December 29, 1979, Helen married William A. Scheffter, formerly of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. William preceded her in death on November 22, 2009.
Mrs. Scheffter was a past member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Sharon, Pennsylvania, and also attended services at Homerville United Methodist, Homerville.
She is survived by three sons, David Hannon, wife Gail and Christopher Hannon, wife Nancy, both of Wellington; and Daniel Hannon, wife Susan, of Annapolis, Maryland; two stepchildren, Jonathan Scheffter of Alexandria, Virginia, and Alexis L. Scheffter of Annandale, Virginia; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family will hold a celebration of life ceremony at a later date, when both Helen and her husband, William will be interned together ever after at Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington. A separate announcement will be provided when a date has been scheduled.
Helen and the family request that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made on Helen’s behalf to the SPCA of Lorain County, P.O. Box 157, Grafton, OH 44044 (440) 233-6771. There was not an animal that Helen did not love unconditionally throughout her entire life.