Helen Jean Hines, 89, of Richwood, died early Saturday morning, Nov. 3, 2018, at Heartland of Dublin.
She was born March 3, 1929 to the late Ralph and Pauline Howison Wood in Leesburg Township, Union County. On April 17, 1949, she was married to Robert E. “Bud” Hines in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. Paul Dobberstein. Bud died Sept. 4, 2002. She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Steven Hines; a brother, Kenneth Wood; and sisters-inlaw, Betty Wood and Beverly Wood.
Helen was born and raised on a farm and retained those values throughout her lifetime. She had a hard time throwing things away that had some value and loved tending to her garden, canning and cooking. Her biggest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by a son, Roger Hines of Lewistown; a daughter, Linda (John) Miller of Richwood; a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Hines of Marysville; three grandchildren, Lorie (Jim) Durst of Marysville, Kirby Hines of Minneapolis, Minn., and Cody Hines of Columbus; two great-grandchildren, Gage Durst (Nenzoski) and Brody Durst; two stepgrandchildren; five great-stepgrandchildren; a sister, Donna Engle of Broadway; a brother Richard (Janet) Wood of Marion; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, where calling is from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. Pastor Joe Rhea officiates and burial follows in Price Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Heartland Hospice Services of Columbus, 6500 Busch Blvd., Suite 210, Columbus, OH 43229-1728.
Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.