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Helen Thompson Obituary

Submitted by Desiree Lutsch,

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Helen Louise Thompson

1948 - 2020

Helen Louise Thompson, 72, of Wooster, and formerly of Findlay passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020 in Elizabethton, TN. She was born in Findlay on March 13, 1948 to the late Edsel "Barney" and Betty (Laws) Laney. She is survived by two sons: Stephen (Niki) Seibert of Findlay and Matthew Seibert of Maine; daughter, Amanda (Dave Skiba) Osborne of Wooster; grandchildren: Keara (Adam) Williams, Duncan, Laney, Auron Seibert, Cheyenne, Evelyn, Natasha and Peytan Seibert, Jamian, DJ, Tyler, Vinny, Eddie, Madison, Jules and AJ; and one great-grandchild "on the way". A brother, Irvin Laney of Seattle and a sister, Beverly (Shane) Wagener of Perrysburg also survive. She was preceded in death by a brother, Edsel "Bud" Laney, Jr. Helen was a 1966 graduate of North Baltimore High School where she served as class valedictorian. Helen worked as the assistant to the director at The Ohio State University ATI/Wooster Campus since 1999. She was a member of Grace Brethren Church in Wooster and loved working in the nursery there. She was a true "Servant of God" and was affectionately known as "Grandma Sweetie" by her grandkids. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Friday, June 26, 2020 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00pm on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME and for one hour prior to the service (2:00-3:00pm) Friday at the funeral home.Helen's family encourages you to "wear purple" to the service in her memory. Memorials can be given to a charity of the donor's choice and online condolences can be shared by visiting