Helen Eileen Zinn

August 25, 1936 - September 16, 2017

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Helen E. Zinn, age 81 of Cardington passed early Saturday morning, September 16, 2017 at home. Helen was born on August 25, 1936 to the late Harry and Nellie (Casto) Smith.

Helen was a 1954 graduate of Cardington Lincoln high school. She loved traveling and seeing the United States, seeing all 50 states in total. Helen had a passion for making candles and worked making them for 37 years with her husband Roy.

On August 2, 1954 Helen married her high school sweetheart Roy Zinn in Richmond, Indiana. Roy survives in Cardington.

In addition to her husband, Helen is survived by three children; Melody (Bryan) Peak of Cardington, Deb (Derrick) Crowe of Cardington, and Rod (Roxanne) Zinn of Mt. Gilead; 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by a son Randy Zinn.

Friends may call on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 10:00am to 1:00 pm at Gilead Friends Church; 4863 State Highway 42, Mount Gilead, OH 43338 . The funeral service will be held immediately following with Pastor Richard Jones officiating. Following the service the burial will take place in the Quarkerdom Cemetery.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the Gilead Friends Church; 4863 State Highway 42, Mount Gilead, OH 43338; or Gideon Bibles; The Gideons International Processing Center; P.O. Box 97251 Washington, DC 20090-7251

Those wishing to share a memory of Helen or to express a condolence to the Zinn family may do so by visiting www.gompffh.com.