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Helen L. Roop, 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:48 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Don W. and Hazel L. (Smith) Benzing, who preceded her in death.
On Aug. 26, 1949, she married T.J. Roop, and he survives.
Other survivors include three children, Peg Mitchell of Wapakoneta, Dennis (Theresa) Roop of Cridersville and Barbara (James) Smith of Wapakoneta; a son-in-law, Russell Phillips of Celina; a daughter-in-law, Gabi Benzing of Wapakoneta; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother; one sister.
She was preceded in death by three children, Paul Benzing, Carolyn Phillips, and Beverly Roop.
Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at the Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home, State Route 501, Wapakoneta, the Rev. Becky Sunday, officiating.
Burial is to follow in the Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Spina Bifida Association of Northwest Ohio, 2013 Walk and Roll-a-thon (Team Lauryn) Conant Street, Suite C, Maumee, OH, 43537, or to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 16810, Columbus, OH, 43216-6810.
Condolences may be expressed at BayliffAndEleyFh.com.