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Obituary: Helen F. Oren, Columbus

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Helen F. Oren, 89, of Taylor Road, formerly of Kokomo, died at 2 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2013, at Four Seasons Health Care Center.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike with Chaplain Phyllis Hawkins officiating. Family and friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent to the Oren family at

Born in Kokomo February 13, 1923, Mrs. Oren was the daughter of Roy and Nellie Edwards Ford. She married William W. Oren  January 12, 1952.

Survivors include her husband; sons, Tim (Pat) Oren of Redwood City, CA, Dan (Kathy) Oren of Columbus, Tom (Jane) Oren of Williamsburg, VA, Will (Anne) Oren of Charles City, VA, and Jim (Dawn) Oren of Holland, MI;  and grandchildren, Ben, Peter, Connor, Hannah, Abby, Jenny, Sarah, Emily and Molly Oren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Betty Ford.


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