Helen Ruth Votaw

SALEM – Helen Ruth Votaw, 86, of Salem, died at 1:35 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Essex of Salem III.

She was born Aug. 22, 1927 in Winona, Ohio, daughter of the late Denton and Mary (Urmetz) Votaw.

Helen was a 1945 graduate of Salem High School and had worked at the former Culberson Candy Factory. She had also cleaned homes for several area families. She enjoyed puzzles, crocheting and gardening.

Survivors include three sisters, Margaret Balsley of Mansfield, Ohio, Kathryn Sanfrey of Warren and Pat Shasteen of Salem; two brothers, Albert (Dorothy) Votaw of Salem and Arthur (Gladys) Votaw of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.

A sister, Dorothy Allison preceded her in death.

Per her request there will be no services or calling hours. Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home.

Helen’s obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


(Paid obituary)