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    St. Marys, OH 45885
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    119 East Fulton St.
    Celina, OH 45822

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“Farewell, Helen. You were one of my last family contacts and a great lady to have known. I attended your HS graduation and wedding back in the 50...Read More »
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“I have some fond memories of her, I was caregiver of my mother-in-law for 5 yrs She was the visiting nurse along with Helen Himes. they would come on...Read More »
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“Mike & family, My deepest sympathy at your loss. May treasured memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. ”
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Helen Marie (Huddlestun) Robbins, age 83, formerly of Celina, passed away at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday May 20, 2014, in St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA. She was born on Feb. 23, 1931 in Wabash, Indiana, the lone child of Ralph S. and Burdette (Cole) Huddlestun. She married her husband of 61 years, Junior L. Robbins on Dec. 7, 1952.
Helen graduated with the class of 1949 from Celina High School. She then earned her Registered Nurse designation from Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati. She was first employed as a nurse for Otis hospital for 10 years. While her children were preschool age, she became involved with the Public Health Dept. of Mercer County. Later she found her true calling as a visiting nurse throughout Mercer County as an employee of the Home Health Care program at Coldwater Hospital. She retired in 1990.
She is survived by her husband Junior of Otterbein Senior Living Center, St. Marys. Also surviving are her children, her "birthday present" Kathleen Robbins Wilburn, her caregiver and with whom she most recently resided, her "favorite son" Michael (Traci) Robbins of Celina and "her baby", Peggy Bunnell of Reynoldsburg. She often said that memories of times spent with her grandchildren, Naomi (nee Bunnell) Haseman, Allan (Jessica) Bunnell, Joshua (Morgan) Bunnell and Bryan and Dillon Robbins kept her smiling throughout the years. These grandchildren have so far blessed her with three great grandchildren, Noah Haseman, Riley Bunnell and Ryan Bunnell. She was preceded in death by son-in-law Peter Bunnell and grandson Adam Robbins.
She was a member of both St. Paul's United Methodist Church (UMC) and the Ohio Order of Eastern Star Chapter #91 in Celina. Prior to moving to California, she volunteered at both Coldwater Hospital and Otterbein. She was a lifetime member of "the girls' club" a group of girlfriends from high school who still meet monthly today.
The charitable spirit that filled her soul and made her such a wonderful nurse, wife, mother, grandmother and friend can be celebrated, if one wishes, with a charitable contribution to the Otterbein St. Marys benevolent fund, St. Paul's UMC, or any cause or charity that is dear to your heart.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30a.m. on Saturday June 21, 2014 at the Lehman- Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina, Ohio, with Rev. Matt Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Mercer Memory Gardens in Celina. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30a.m. on Saturday. Online condolences may be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.