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Helen L. Wippel


Helen L. Wippel

Helen L. (Cook) Wippel, age 79, of Ashville, was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at Mount Carmel West Medical Center, Columbus.

She was born on Sept. 17, 1937, in Spokane, Washington, to the late George and Ruth (Smith) Cook.

From the time Helen was 10 years old, the family lived in Orondo until 1950, then they moved to East Wenatchee. A graduate of Wenatchee High School, in 1957 she moved to Richland, Washington, and worked for Prudential Insurance.

She met Paul Wippel at a roller skating rink, and he told her that Ohio was God’s country. Very shortly after, they were married and moved to Ohio.

Helen was a devoted member of Eastwood Seventh Day Adventist Church in Westerville. She along with her husband, Paul, ran the Teays Valley Day Care for 23 years in Duvall, and she was involved in many other day cares such as Stepping Stones and Eastwood. Helen was also involved in Touching Little Lives, a non-profit charity organization which makes and distributes free of charge, handmade items to preemie and needy newborns in Ohio. She also participated in many church related missionary trips.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Mack and Larry Cook.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Paul E. Wippel; sons, Dale A. Wippel of Orient, David A. Wippel of Duvall and Daniel K. (Stephanie) Wippel of Ashville; grandchildren, Jeff (Heather) Wippel, Joseph (Beth) Wippel, Brandy (Eric) Maschhaupt, Rebecca (Nick) Yankovich, Tyler Wippel, Ricky Wippel and Staci Wilson; four great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, George Cook of Washington, Carol Mullerleile of Washington, Frances Browning of Washington, Margaret Shifflet of Washington, David Cook of Oregon and Patti Zitting of Washington; numerous nieces and nephews; and brothers-in-law, Ralph (Linda) Wippel and Roy Wippel.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at the Eastwood Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 6400 S. Sunbury Rd., Westerville, with a funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Milt Pruitt officiating. There will also by visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of a memorial service at noon on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at the Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, 420 W. Main St., Ashville. Entombment will follow at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens, Lithopolis.

The family request in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Touching Little Lives (TLL), 4882 Bixby Ridge Drive East, Groveport, Ohio 43125. You mail email [email protected] or visit www.touchinglittlelives.org. Donations are requested in memory of Helen Wippel.

Online condolences can be made at www.olivercheekfuneralhome.com.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal