Sara Wilson

EAST LIVERPOOL – Sara Helen Hendershot Wilson, who was born and had spent her lifetime in East Liverpool, passed away at the age of 94, on Saturday evening, March 30, 2013, at the Nentwick Care Center. Helen, as she was known to her family and many friends, resided on Ambrose Avenue for over 40 years with her beloved husband, Glen, whom she now joins in Heaven.

A daughter of the late Charles W. and Ethel Cooper Hendershot, she was born on July 23, 1918.

A 1936 graduate of East Liverpool High School, she remained loyal to her class and her alma mater, supporting the East Liverpool High School Alumni Association as a member of the Tower Club. She was also graduated from the East Liverpool City Hospital Nursing School in 1939, prior to her marriage on September 28, 1940 to Glen V. Wilson. He preceded her in death on April 11, 1998.

Helen was a caring and compassionate nurse for many years at the East Liverpool City Hospital, and had also assisted Dr. David Pugh for ten years until her retirement in 1975. At that time, she joined her husband at Potters Insurance, until 1987. Helen loved helping others, and had served on the East Liverpool Red Cross Blood Drive Committee at one time, and was also a member of the Advisory Board at the former Ohio Valley Business College. She also enjoyed her loyal friends in the Coterie Club, all of whom loved her “famous” homemade caramels.

Helen and Glen were longtime members of the First Church of Christ, Disciples, where Helen had been a member for 92 years, served as a former deaconess and was a past member of the worship committee.

Surviving her is her son, J. Mark Wilson and his wife, Sarah, of East Liverpool. There are two granddaughters, Ann Constien and Heather Gelfer, as well as two great-granddaughters, Valerie and Elizabeth Constien.

Three step-grandchildren survive along with five step great-grandchildren and two step great great grandchildren. A brother, Dr. Larry Hendershot of Lodi Ohio survives as well.

In addition to her husband and her parents, Helen was preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel Lambert, Dorothy Gegenheimer and Margaret May.

Friends may visit at the Dawson Funeral Home on Tuesday, where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Services will be held at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, with Helen’s pastor, Rev. Willard Chuck Adkins, officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband at Riverview Cemetery after which family and friends will gather at the Dawson Family Center for a continued time of fellowship.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of Christ Disciples, 400 College St., E. Liverpool, OH 43920.

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