|Helen C. Joseph|
|Written by provided to Sentinel-Tribune|
|Wednesday, 06 March 2013 10:05|
Helen Cryder Joseph, 91, of Utica, passed away February 27, 2013.
She was born March 31, 1921 to the late Earl and Ada Hough Cryder in Hallsville, Ohio.
Helen met her husband Fred Joseph at Ohio State University where they were students. During WWII, Helen was a home economics teacher and home demonstration agent. When Fred, a Navy pilot, returned from four years on duty, they were married Dec. 1, 1945.
While raising eight children on their farm near Utica, they traveled and camped throughout Ohio and across the U.S., and she returned to teaching and completed 25 years in the Utica School system.
She was a prolific knitter and baker and a loving mother to her large family, the joy of her life. She was a life-long Ohio State fan, member of Utica United Methodist Church and Knox County Farm Bureau.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; son, Stephen; and grandson, Christopher.
Survived by her children, Dr. Bob (Linda), Sally (Tom Meeks) Becky (Doug Hartman), Dr. Laura (Jim Mather), Dave (Rachel), Dan (Tammy), Tim (LeeAnn), and daughter-in-law Linda Hoffman Joseph, Esq.; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Also survived by one brother, John (Jo) Cryder of Joiliet, Ill., and sister-in-law Carolyn Joseph of St. Louis, Mo., as well as many nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made in Helen's name to the Utica United Methodist Church, 626, North St., Utica, OH 43080; or the Ohio 4-H Foundation, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, OH 43210.
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