EAST PALESTINE - Mrs. Helen C. Bosley, 77, of Leake Street, passed away at 6:12 p.m. Sunday, January 15, 2012, at the Salem Community Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past ten days.
Helen was born February 11, 1934 in Salem, WV, a daughter of the late Robert Willis and Talva Silva Kelly Fincham, and had resided in East Palestine since 1957, coming from the Petersburg and Youngstown areas. She had been employed with Ballanoff Industries, Columbiana, Moonlight Mushroom, North Lima, and PDI, Canfield, from where she retired several years ago.
She was a member of the East Palestine Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Her husband, George B. Bosley, whom she married December 21, 1948, preceded her in death on July 11, 1999. A grandson, Chad A. Bosley, had also preceded him in death, as had a sister, Brenda Richmond, Washington, D.C.
Helen is survived by four sons, Dencil I. (Diana) Bosley, Kennesaw, GA, Bradley R. (Cheryl) Bosley, Negley, John R. (Patti) Bosley, Sr., East Palestine, and Rex A. (Barbara Ragusa) Bosley, Youngstown; two daughters, Talva (Joe) Maslach, Canfield, and Virginia (Wilford Wayne) Davis, Rogers; nineteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters, Donna Gibbs, Carmichael, CA, and Marsha (James) Meadows, Nettie, WV; and three brothers, Gordon Fincham, Gwynn's Island, VA, Robert W. Fincham, Craigsville, WV, and Edward Fincham, Martinsville, VA
The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 19th, at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, with Joseph Gotto, minister of Jehovah's Witnesses, speaking. Burial will follow in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens, New Waterford. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family has asked that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the American Lung Association, 6100 Rockside Wood, Suite 260, Independence, OH 44131