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Helen L. Gardner, 76, of North Canton, Ohio passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.
She was born in Logansport on Feb. 1, 1941, to the late Russell and Viola (Haschel) Straw. Helen graduated from Royal Center High School. She moved to Ohio in the early 1970s where she worked for Holmes Seed Company in Canton until her passing.
Helen was a lover of fine art and music and enjoyed playing bridge and traveling with her friends and spending time with her family.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Gardner in 2010. With her passing she is now reunited with her parents, her brother, Jerry Straw, and sister, Priscilla Baab, with whom she was very close.
Helen is survived by her sons, Robert D. Gardner of State College, Pennsylvania and Eric R. Gardner of North Canton, Ohio; grandchildren, Justin, Rachael, Ashley and Dori Gardner; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Helen's name to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Mark R. Vrabel Funeral Home of North Canton, Ohio (330-452-4041).
Published on January 12, 2018
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