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Helen E. Ryan, 84

June 17, 2011

Helen E. Ryan, 84, of 1910 Heritage Court, St. Marys, died at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home after a long illness.

She was born on May 9, 1927, in Herrin, Ill., the daughter of the Rev. O.V. and Faye (Rhoads) Mewbourn.

She first married L. Rex Baker, and he preceded her in death in 1983. She then married Charles Ryan, and he preceded her in death in 2001.

She is survived by her son, Michael (Dottie) Baker of St. Marys; by two grandchildren, Sarah (Travis) Keller of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; James Baker of Las Vegas, Nev.; great-granddaughter, Kyla Keller.

She was also preceded in death bytwo brothers, J. Dean Mewbourn and Virgil Mewbourn; daughter, Charlotte Fay Baker.

Helen graduated from Newcomerstown High School and Olivet Nazarene University.

She had worked at Pax Insurance and Vogel Insurance in St. Marys and also the Northwest Ohio Nazarene District Center in St. Marys.

She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in St. Marys, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was an avid reader.

Private family burial rites will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Elm Grove Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Auglaize County Cancer Association. Condolences may be sent to the family via

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