The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

August 25, 2013

Helen D. Metzler

Star Beacon

SAYBROOK — Helen D. Metzler, age 86, former Lenox Township and Jefferson resident, died Sunday, August 11, 2013, at Saybrook Landing Nursing Home.

She was born May 11, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of the late Edwin and Dorothy (Brauer) Oberg and had lived most of her life in this area.

Mrs. Metzler was a long time employee of Northeast Ohio Insurance Agency, she was named Insurance Women of the Year in 1979-80 and she was a member and served as president of Insurance Women of Northeast Ohio. She retired from Ashtabula Co. Home Health Services.

She was a member of the Jefferson United Methodist Church and a 25 year member of the National Grange of Patrons of Husbandry. She was a Girl Scout and Brownie Troop leader for many years and she enjoyed music, dancing and gardening, was an accomplished artist and loved animals.

She is survived by a daughter, Marlene M. Jennings of Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandchildren, Candice C. (Phil) VanHerle of Huntington Beach, Calif. and Andrew A. (Miyuki) Jennings of Las Vegas, Nev.; and two great-grandchildren, Sean VanHerle and Natasha Jennings. 

Her companion, Mike Kohn preceded her in death.

She will be missed by close friends Rene Beckwith and Bessie Robinson. Thank you to Sandy and Jeffrey Corbett and Dorothy and Bob Plankel who over the years were always there for her. Thank you to Saybrook Landing for taking such great care of Helen.

Calling Hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, August 29th, at the Jefferson Home of FLEMING & BILLMAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND CREMATORY, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, August 30th, at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Gordon Emerson officiating. Burial will be in Ridgeview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Road, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.

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