Helen McClintic


Helen Theresa Voeller McClintic, 80, of Columbus, passed away peacefully at 10:45 a.m. October 13, 2016, at her home, surrounded by family.

Helen was born Nov. 17, 1935, in Frederick, South Dakota, to the late Jacob and Martha Frieh Voeller. She was raised Catholic and had eight siblings. She attended Barnard High School, graduating in 1955. She met her husband, Donald McClintic, while he was serving in the military in 1955 and they were married on Dec. 2, 1958, in Rapid City, South Dakota. They moved to Columbus in 1959 where she worked in food service for many years. Helen also worked at Skooter’s for many years until her retirement. She was a part of the change from serving hamburgers to the beginning of the home cooked meals, which continues to this day.

Helen was a kind and selfless woman who always put others first. She always had something witty to say, making her family and others around her laugh. Her company was enjoyed and will be missed. Mrs. McClintic loved her family dearly and remained in communication with all of those located throughout the United States. She was a great cook and shared that with her daughters Gayle, Kim and Rona and granddaughter Whitney.

Helen was very outspoken about animal abuse and cruelty. She loved animals of all kinds, especially her dog, Sadie.

Survivors include her husband, Donald McClintic; children, Donald McClintic Jr., Gayle (Jack) Wooden, Kimberly (Brennon) Castillo and Rona Moore; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Jacob (Pat) Voeller of North Carolina, and George Voeller of South Dakota; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Viola, Phyllis and Maryann; and brothers, Richard, Danny and Donnie.

The funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Father Andy Syberg officiating. Calling will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the Northern Lights Husky Sled Dog Rescue.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the McClintic family and a video tribute may be viewed at barkesweaverglick.com.

Arrangements by Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home.