Helen Saunders

Birth Date: 
Friday, August 24, 1934
Date of Passing: 
Monday, June 24, 2019

WOOSTER – Helen Saunders, 84, of Wooster passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster.

She was born August 24, 1934 in Garfield Hts., Ohio, the daughter of August and Lena Leide Bucholtz.  She married Edward Saunders on May 14, 1960.  He preceded her in death on June 9, 2001.

She worked as a secretary at TRW, Westfield Insurance and the Wayne County Library in Rittman.  She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Mt. Hope and served as Treasurer of the Carriage Lane Home Owners Association.   Helen had no greater joy than emphatically singing a glorious hymn filled with the love of God.  She was an avid reader, a Cleveland Indians fan and loved playing cards and games.

Surviving are her children, Sharon (Joseph) Farra of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania and Diane (Daniel) Austen of Apple Creek; a grandson, Tyler Farra and step-grandchildren, Kathryn Marlow and Rebekah Austen; step-great-grandchildren, Audrey, Lydia and Vivian Marlow; siblings, Carol Regner, Melvin Bucholtz and Marlene McKenzie.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Audrey Bucholtz.

Friends will be received 1 hour prior to the noon service on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Pastor Bruce Breudigam officiating.  Burial will be in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 2:15 p.m.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.


Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to Noon at the funeral home


Thursday, June 27, 2019 at noon at the funeral home


Sending our heart felt and sincere sympathy, thoughts and prayers. Love you all.

Sending our heart felt and sincere sympathy, thoughts and prayers.

My heart goes out to you for the loss of your mother. Sending you my sympathies,my thoughts, my prayers and hugs. Take Care--Lucinda

You have our deepest sympathy. Helen was very special to us. We enjoyed her friendship very much. She will be greatly missed.

I am sorry for your loss. I pray you find comfort in your faith.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We are there for you.
Love Beth Ann, Justin and Chase Gallagher

Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. She is at peace!

From Garfield Heights Classmates who will miss seeing Helen’s smiling face. Sincere sympathy to the loving family.

Sincere sympathy and condolences to her family from a Garfield Hts.High School classmate.

Diane, We are filled with sorrow at your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers.

Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences go out to Helen's entire family. She will be in our prayers.

We are sorry for you loss. It was a honor and pleasure to know your mom. She was a great friend and neighbor through all these years. Rolf, Raffaela and Karin

I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a sweetheart and I always enjoyed seeing her at church. You have my condolences. Truly.sorry that I could not attend her.service. God bless you and just
know that you are in my prayers. I do think of you often.

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