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Helen Drysdale

Obituary of Helen Forry Drysdale

Helen Drysdale died at Fairmount Health Center on July 23, 2008 following a two year battle with cancer, during which she kept up her warm sense of humor and gained many new friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-seven years, Reverend Dr. Murray Drysdale, whom she met in their undergraduate days at The College of Wooster. Helen is survived by their four children: Margaret and Rebecca, both of Atlanta, GA, Susan Vaughn (Bob) of Mentor, Ohio and Elliott (Pegge) of Auburn Twp., as well as nine grandchildren. She was the daughter of Evelyn and Elliott Forry, farmers in the Newark, Ohio area. Her sister Louise also preceded her in death. Mrs. Drysdale was a 1937 graduate of The College of Wooster and worked for a time as a teacher. As the wife of the minister during her husband's 37 years of service, she also worked as Sunday School superintendent and in other service positions while raising her family. Helen loved to write and did extensive research on family's Scottish and American history. She and her husband moved to Lake County in 1991, and spent the last ten years at Breckenridge Village where she was active in the creative writing class and earned a well deserved reputation for her humorous poetry as well as interesting essays. A memorial service honoring Helen Drysdale will be held August 18th at the Lyons Chapel of Breckenridge Village in Willoughby, Ohio.
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Interment at: OSU Dept. Of Anatomy

12:00 pm
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
OSU Dept. Of Anatomy
4072 Graves Hall, 333 West Tenth Avenue
Columbus, Ohio, United States

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Monday, August 18, 2008
Lyons Chapel Of Breckenridge Village
36855 Ridge Rd.
Willoughby, Ohio, United States
Service Time: 02:00 PM

Service Information

When Monday, August 18th, 2008, 2:00pm Location Lyons Chapel of Breckenridge Village Address 36859 Ridge Rd. Willoughby, OH 44094 Share on Facebook