Helen Marie Sollars, 97, of Bloomingburg, Ohio passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family at 9:40 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024.  She had been in failing health.

She was born November 30, 1926, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Ernest and Hazel Cox Minshall.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and lived all of her married life in Bloomingburg.

Helen had been a clerk at the Bloomingburg Post Office and was a poll worker and presiding judge for many years.

She was a member of the Bloomingburg Presbyterian Church where she had served as an Elder for many years.  She had been a member of the former missionary group, Comrades of the Second Mile and the former Bloomingburg Lioness Club.

Helen enjoyed spending time with her family and was a loving wife and mother and wonderful grandmother and great grandmother.  She also enjoyed reading, puzzles, and needle point sewing.

On September 11, 1947, she married John Henry (Jack) Sollars.  He preceded her in death on March 17, 2013.  She was also preceded by a son-in-law, Robert Jones; three brothers, Robert E., Willard L. and Herbert R. Minshall; a sister, Pauline Pierce; a half-brother; Edward Eugene (Gene) Minshall and a step-sister, Janet Kelley of Washington Court House.

Helen is survived by three children, Michael Sollars and his wife, Marilynn, of Frankfort, Ohio; Rebecca Sollars and Jacqueline Jones of Bloomingburg; two grandsons, Jon Jones and his wife, Taylor, and Brett Sollars and his wife, Ashley, all of Washington Court House; two great grandchildren, Henry Robert Jones and Hadley Rose Jones and several nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family with Mark Armstrong, pastor at the Bloomingburg Presbyterian Church officiating.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or the Bloomingburg Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 157, Bloomingburg, Ohio 43106.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.


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