She was an Elyria High School graduate and throughout the years, enjoyed attending Pioneer sporting events with her husband. She was formerly employed at Stanadyne Inc. and was a lifelong faithful member of Magyar United Church of Christ. Helen was a homemaker, mother and fireman’s wife and valued the family events of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her hobbies of home decorating, lawn and garden care and her love of her Boston Terrier and German Shepherd dogs brought her much enjoyment.
Helen is survived by a daughter, Denise Ann (David) Meister of South Haven, Michigan; son, Thomas A. (Susan) Dunlap of Mission Viejo, California; six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brother, William Miko of Elyria and nieces and nephews; including the Goodspeed family who loved and cared for her.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Joseph T. “Tom” Dunlap on February 4, 2013; parents, Alex and Helen Miko; sister, Elizabeth Bako; brothers, Alex Jr. and Steve Miko and Frank and Alex Takacs.
Friends will be received Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 10 A.M. until the time of an 11 A.M. service at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria. Reverend Alana Kelley and Reverend David W. Meister, Helen’s son-in-law, will officiate. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
Memorial contributions may be made to Magyar United Church of Christ, 6119 West River Rd., South, Elyria, OH 44035.