Helen Sloan Grespin of Huron, passed away Saturday afternoon, June 26, 2010, in Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky.
Helen was a woman of many and diverse interests and life experiences having worked as a nurse, a food columnist for the New York Herald Tribune, a bank officer at Bank of New York as well as serving in many volunteer positions ranging from the PTA to the League of Women Voters. She was a passionate and accomplished bridge player and was a regular in the Tuesday Huron Bridge Club, a fan of tennis, and loved to dance.
Helen was born Nov. 4, 1924, in Ludlow, Ky., to Geneva and Walter Sloan. She was a graduate of Ironton High School, and began her nursing training at The Ohio State University and received her degree from Christ's Hospital in Cincinnati.
She raised her family in New York and spent the past 23 years in Huron, to be with her daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Kevin Zeiher and her grandson Joe Grespin, his wife Mary Pat, and their three children. She is survived by them as well as her son Randy and his wife Barbara and their three children, Matthew, Whitney and Tyler; grand-daughter Kerri, and her husband Scott and their three children; daughter-in-law Elly Grespin; as well as her sister Faye Miller of Livermore, Calif.; and her brother Jim Sloan of Dayton, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life Joseph Grespin and her beloved son Greg.
Contributions, if desired, may be made to Saint Mary Central Catholic Scholarship Fund, 410 W. Jefferson St., Sandusky, OH 44870; Erie MetroParks, 3910 E. Perkins Ave., Huron, OH 44839; or to your favorite charity.
A Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Sandusky.
Arrangements were entrusted to Groff Funeral Homes, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Condolences may be shared with her family at grofffuneralhomes.com.