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Obituary: Helen Forster, Columbus

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Helen I. Forster, 95 of Lafayette Ave., died at 8:20 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Silver Oaks Health Campus.

Helen was formerly employed at Arvin Industries on the Radio Line.

She was the oldest living member of St. Paul Lutheran Church (Clifty), where she was a former Sunday school teacher and choir member. A member of the China Painters Club, she enjoyed being around family, had a love for all animals and flower gardening.

The funeral will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church (Clifty) with Pastor Douglas Bauman officiating. Burial will follow the service at the church cemetery.

Family and friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to time of service Tuesday at the church.

Arrangements were made by Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund or Lutheran Hour.

Online condolences may be sent Helen's family at

Born in Bartholomew County on January 8, 1917 the daughter of Louis and Lydia Scheidt Forster.

Survivors include her nieces, Donna (John) Sasse of Columbus, Connie (Phillip) Weichman of Columbus and Carol (Jim) Daily of Columbus; nephews, Stanton Louis (Lee Ann) Forster of Scipio and Daniel Forster of Columbus; sisters-in-law, LaVerne Forster and Etta Faye Forster both of Columbus; great-nieces, Shanda Sasse, Shalah Sasse, Kristin (Jeff) Sipes and Kelsey Daily; great-nephews, Joshua Weichman, Linden Sasse, Benjamin Daily and Evan Daily; and a great-great-niece, Emily Ann Sipes.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Benjamin and Charles Forster.

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