November 2, 1929 - September 18, 2020
A Celebration of Life! Helen Josephine Chrisman was born to her parents, Joseph and Helen Tichy in Akron, Ohio. She spent most of her youth growing up in nearby Willoughby, attending Catholic grade school through the 8th grade. She loved music and ballroom dancing. After graduating from public high school, Helen began working for the Ohio Rubber Company where she was employed as an accountant. In September of 1953Helen was introduced to Joseph P. Chrisman by her sister Marge. Joseph and Helen were married in February of 1954. With the local help of Amish craftsmen, the couple built a home in Stow, Ohio and spent the next 22 years raising their 5 children. In the summer of 1977, Helen and Joe moved to Leesburg, Florida. When not caring for her youngest daughter and husband, Helen assisted the community on several fronts. She volunteered her time in the St. Paul's Catholic Community Thrift Store and singing in the Resurrection Choir and also spent time helping in the cafeteria at Beverly Shores Elementary School. In 1997 Joseph was unexpectedly called to be with the Lord. Helen would spend the next 23 years living with her youngest daughter Julie who became Helen's inspiration and motivation to living life. Helen would keep volunteering will into her later 80's. Helen is predeceased by her husband, Joseph and oldest child Barbara Diane Stillwell. Helen is survived by her sons Robert W. Chrisman and his wife Cynthia of Fruitland Park; William J. Chrisman and his wife Brenda of Okahumpa; Michael P. Chrisman of Tallahassee and daughter Julie A. Chrisman of Leesburg. Helen had 5 children, 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved very much! In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions be made in Helen's honor to her favorite charities; St. Jude's Hospital and Research, or Salvation Army.
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