LOUDONVILLE -- Helen I. Heffelfinger, 89, of rural Loudonville, died Sunday evening, Feb. 12, 2017, at Colonial Manor Health Care Center, Loudonville, after an extended illness.
She was born March 10, 1927, in Knox County, the daughter of the late Otto A. and Ora A. Richert Motz, and was a 1945 graduate of Loudonville High School. She had lived in the Loudonville area most of her life, and was a homemaker and farm wife. She was actively involved in the milking operations and daily bookkeeping of the family farm well into her 80s.
Helen was a member of Trinity Community Church, Loudonville, where she enjoyed serving her church through maintenance and building projects. On Nov. 24, 1948, she married Harley E. Heffelfinger at Zion Lutheran Church, Jelloway. He died Sept. 23, 2012.
Surviving are her son, Douglas (Phyllis) Heffelfinger of rural Loudonville; her daughter, Lucinda (Jim) Pyers of rural Perrysville; grandchildren, Ryan (Tracy) Pyers, Lindsey Pyers (Jonah Roush), Emily and Andrea Heffelfinger; great-grandchildren, Keegan and Gage Pyers, Taylor and Morgan Sutter; brothers, Richard (Dorothy) Motz and Ernest Motz, both of Loudonville; and a sister, Ruth Keister of Michigan.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Annabelle Ruehling.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, with pastor John Temple officiating. Burial was in Loudonville Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the Heffelfinger family by visiting www.Byerly-Lindsey.com.
Memorial contributions may be given to Trinity Community Church, 127 S. Union St., Loudonville 44842.