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In Memory of
Helen Elizabeth Hedges
October 21, 1918 - October 5, 2020

Visitation:
Friday, October 9th from 10-11 a.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

Interment:
Amanda Township Cemetery

Helen Elizabeth Williamson Hedges (aged 101) passed away peacefully on October 5, 2020 at Paramount Senior Living in Westerville. She was born October 21, 1918 in Lancaster, Ohio, the first of six children of Samuel and Flavia (Eschbaugh) Williamson. Pre-deceased by Virgil Merrill Hedges, her beloved husband of almost 60 years and son Terry Michael Hedges. Helen is survived by son Denny (Kay) Hedges of Westerville, OH; grandchildren Greg (Cindy) Hedges of Denver, CO; Tamara Hedges (Tony Telemaque) of Palm Springs, CA; Kevin (Mindy) Hedges of Austin, TX; Amanda (Michael) Kunstmann of New Albany, OH; Tim (Marisa) Hedges of Lawrenceville, NJ; Christina Hedges (Patrick Gleason) of Columbus, OH; great-grandchildren Grace Hedges, Alyssa and Owen Kunstmann, and Booker, Milo, and Noelle Hedges. Helen also leaves behind many dear friends, both old and new. While still a student at Amanda High School, she became dedicated to the ideas expressed in the hymn Living for Jesus a Life that is True. She lived out her faith, serving an active role in several churches over her long lifetime, leading junior church programs at South High E.U.B. Church in Columbus, then facilitating missionary support groups, working with United Methodist Women, and participating in Bible studies while a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Grove City. Helen married Virgil Hedges on October 24, 1937 in a small ceremony at her aunts home. Because Virgil was a skilled contractor, Helen lived in three different homes he built for her over the course of their marriage. Every home had a flower garden, well-tended by her green thumbs while she often thought of another hymn I Come to the Garden Alone. She was a gifted and natural cook and loved sharing her skills with her grateful family. She worked for 30 years (1953-83) in the Statistical Office at Lazarus downtown and helped train many of her younger colleagues. She loved to travel, which she and Virgil did extensively upon retirement. In later life she enjoyed the activities of the Grove City Senior Center, where she was a cast member in numerous productions of the Showstoppers Theatre Club. After losing her husband and later moving to an assisted living facility at age 98, she continued to witness for Christ, and enjoyed the visits of Pastor David Redding and other new friends from Central College Presbyterian Church. She appreciated the love and care she received from the staff of Paramount and from Bella Hospice attendants. The family will receive callers on Friday, Oct. 9th from 10 to 11 a.m. at Moreland Funeral Home 55 E. Schrock Rd., Westerville, OH 43081 followed by a graveside service at Amanda Township Cemetery on Amanda-Northern Rd. We respectfully ask any participants to wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines. A celebration of life service will be planned at a later date when it is safe to gather in larger numbers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Helens name to Red Bird Mission in Beverly, KY (a Christian Ministry in Appalachia at rbmission.org,) or The United Methodist Free Store, a mission of The Church for All People at 946 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH 43206.

Condolences

Lori Morrow

Oct 7, 2020

Our heavenly Father blessed my life when I met Helen. I enjoyed my weekly visits with her more than words can say. I grew to love her very much She had an amazing memory and entertained me with the stories of her life and her wonderful family. She generous, kind, and funny. I will remember her always

 

Don (son of Rev. E.B. White) and Connie White

Oct 8, 2020

So sorry to hear of Helen's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

 

Mike Mathews

Oct 8, 2020

So glad I was able to meet Helen and get to know her over the last several years. I loved talking to her and learning about her childhood and her family. I will never forget what a great memory she had and her great laugh. Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. I can't drive by her home here in Grove City without seeing her out there working in her garden. I will miss her very much.