Helen M. Gehrke (nee Ahlgrim), 96, of Elyria Township, died Saturday, August 9, 2014 at her home. She was born March 1, 1918 in Amherst and was a resident of Elyria most of her life.
Helen was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Elyria and had a strong love of animals. She enjoyed gardening and had a green thumb with house plants. For many years she bowled in several area leagues and made chocolates for the holidays.
Helen is survived by her daughter, Carol Halcomb of South Amherst; two grandsons and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, William C. Gehrke in 2007 and a brother, Howard Ahlgrim.
Friends will be received Tuesday. August 12, 2014. from 6:30 until 8 P.M., at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Avenue, Elyria. A service will be Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 1 P.M., in the funeral home. Burial will be in Brownhelm Cemetery, Brownhelm Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Erie Shores Humane Society, P.O. Box 1041, Elyria, OH 44036-1041.
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