Obituary for Helen B. McCreery – Updated

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Helen B. McCreery – Updated

Helen B. McCreery, age 94, of Warsaw and formerly of Portland, Indiana, passed away on May 18, 2017 in Warsaw, Indiana. She was born on May 9, 1923 and was the daughter of Arthur and Margaret Brown of Poneto, Indiana. She married Robert H. McCreery on December 21, 1947. He preceded her in death on October 13, 2013.

She graduated from Ball State University in 1945, earning a Bachelor’s of Science Degree. She taught elementary school in Indianapolis, Evansville and Jay County, where she taught at Pennville Elementary, Redkey Elementary and Judge Haynes Elementary. She retired from teaching in 1978. She was a member of the Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa and Zion Lutheran Church and was previously a member of the Jay County Hospital Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by two daughters, Ann M. (and spouse Jon D.) Oswalt, Hartford City and Sarah B. McCreery, Warsaw; a brother-in-law, James A. McCreery, Brandon Mississippi; granddaughter, Courtney A. Oswalt, Marion and grandson, Scott M. (and fiancé Sylvia) Wappes, Boulder, Colorado. Helen is also survived by two nieces, Lynn Shaw, Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Julie McCreery, Greensboro, North Carolina and special family friends Larry and Maria Hiatt of Portland.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Six Mile Cemetery, Bluffton.

Memorials may be made to the Robert and Helen McCreery Scholarship Fund through the Portland Foundation at

McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw is in charge of the arrangements.

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