Helen C. Ralston, 98

Helen C. Ralston, 98, of 402 S. Vine St. in St. Marys, died at 3:10 p.m.  Sunday, Feb.10, 2013, at St. Marys Living Center.

She was born on Sept. 5, 1914, in Indianapolis, Ind. to William and Anna Yurkas.

On Nov. 15, 1933, she married Othal Marion Thompson, and he preceded her in death in November 1963.

Survivors include daughter Bonita (Duane) Thompson  of Mount View, Md.; son Jerry (Jacqueline) Thompson  of St. Marys; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents William and Anna Yerkas; adoptive parents William and Mary (Ryan) Pearce; husband Robert Ralston; daughter Judith Ann King; daughter Mary Vanatta; son Benjamin Thompson.

She was a 1932 graduate of Wooster High School.

She was a homemaker, worked for St. Marys Cotton Mill and provided home care for the elderly.

Her favorite pastimes included sewing, making crafts and stuffed animals.

Private family services will be held. Burial will take place at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.

Online condolences may be expressed via: MillerFuneralHomes.net.

Arrangements are entrusted to Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.