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Helen E. Sims

December 11, 1920 ~ March 23, 2018 (age 97)

Helen E. Sims, passionately known as “Helen Babe”, age 97, of Gambier, passed away March 23, 2018 at the Knox Community Hospital.  She was born December 11, 1920 in Gambier to Robert “Frank” and Elizabeth (Flack) Hall.

Helen was a member of the Grove Church of Christ and the Pythian Sisters of Gambier.  She enjoyed playing golf and was on various leagues.  She was very proud of her two holes-in-one.  Helen enjoyed playing cards and was a competitor till the end.  Helen and George enjoyed being “snowbirds” in Alamo, Texas for 15 years. Helen was the first girl to ride and win the Pony Race at the Knox County Fair in 1931.

She is survived by two sons George (Janet) Jacobs of Mount Vernon, Ronald (Connie)Jacobs of Grand Junction, CO, three daughters Judy (David) Mobberley of Louisville, KY, Sue (Ron Boston) Jacobs of Mount Vernon, and Donna Jacobs of Houston, one stepson Joe Sims of Stow and stepdaughter Joan (Owen) Jones of Howard; daughter-in-law Ada Jacobs of Gambier,  15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren,  and two great-great grandchildren; one brother Robert Hall of Michigan; and a sister-in-law Mary Hall of Mount Vernon

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Donald Jacobs, second husband George Sims, one son Charles Jacobs, one granddaughter Michelle Mobberley; two brothers Ernest Hall and Alva Hall, and sister Leona Colgin

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Lasater Funeral Home, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM.  Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, in Gambier

Memorial Contributions may be made in Helen’s memory to the Quarry Chapel Church, P.O. Box 849, Gambier, Oho 43022 or the Knox County Historical Society, 875 Harcourt Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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