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Obituary: Helen Hashman, Columbus

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Helen Mae Hashman, 83, of Columbus, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 25, 2013, at her home.

She was born December 13, 1929 in Westport, where she was raised by her grandmother.

Early on, Helen had worked at Atterbury and later owned and operated a child daycare service for many years, helping many children become very happy and productive adults. She had also worked for Columbus Regional Hospital as a PBX operator (phone operator). She had attended First Assembly of God for many years and more recently had attended Flintwood Wesleyan Church.

She is survived by daughters, Pat (Susan Waltz) Littrell, Jayne (Larry Elkins) Ellis, Cindy Jo Hashman and Buffy (Phil) Shelton, all of Columbus; grandchildren, Jody (Kim) Littrell, Chris (Christine) Littrell, Shon Day, Randy (Alishia) Day, Jennifer (Travis) Tindell, Preston Shelton, Parker Shelton, Peyton Shelton, Nikki (Heeth) Jewell, K.B. (Warren) Totten, Mindi (Josh) Kohout and Jonathan Gassaway; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; and an adopted daughter, Patsy Wilson, of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Conley Freeman and Anna Maybelle Heavern Shafer; her husband, Estal "Bud" Hashman, and they were married 50 years just prior to his death; a son, Estal Wayne Hashman; and seven brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street with the Rev. Wes Jones officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Entombment will be at Garland Brook Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to Flintwood Wesleyan Church or C.A.R.E. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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