Helen J. Lahmers

September 19, 1937 - July 13, 2017
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Helen Lahmers, 79, of Dover and formerly of Gnadenhutten, went home to be with the Lord, in Union Hospital at Dover on July 13, 2017.

Born September 19, 1937 in New Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Robert F. and Mary G. (Comanita) Wright.

On August 4, 1967, Helen married Raymond “Bud” E. Lahmers…

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Helen Lahmers, 79, of Dover and formerly of Gnadenhutten, went home to be with the Lord, in Union Hospital at Dover on July 13, 2017.

Born September 19, 1937 in New Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Robert F. and Mary G. (Comanita) Wright.

On August 4, 1967, Helen married Raymond “Bud” E. Lahmers, Jr. in Washington, Pennsylvania with The Rev. Dozer officiating. Together, they were blessed with a life of love and family.

Helen and Bud built and founded the former Settlement House Restaurant in Gnadenhutten where they served a variety of excellent meals for many years. Helen also owned and operated Helen’s In Home Decorating and South Ceramics where she taught and sold ceramics.

She served her community through the Tuscarawas County Election Board as a poll worker on Election Day. Additionally, she was passionate about overseeing her family’s interest in Quarter horses.

She will be deeply missed by her husband, Bud, of Dover; her daughters, Cathy (Steve) Wells of Gnadenhutten, Victoria Lahmers and Rayna (Kendall) Garrett, both of Dover; her grandchildren, Aaron (Nikki) Wells, Travis (Alex) Wells, Tori (Josh) Noah, Candi (Ty) Enama, Jessica (Marcus) Schwarm, Zachary Cox, Megan Cox, Colton (Melissa) Garrett, Dillon Garrett, and Abriel (Matt) Miller; great-grandchildren, Noah, Caleb, and Luke Wells, Gracelynn Noah, Ella, Camden, and Emma Enama, Genevieve and Bronson Schwarm, and Sophia and Connor Garrett; her sisters-in-law, Marilyn Harrold, Nancy Levengood, and Linda (Jim) Kilgore.; and her nieces, Debbie (Tom) Brown and Karen Vance.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her sister, Marlene (Rich) Anderson.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home at New Philadelphia on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. A service will be held in the Dennison Foursquare Gospel Church on Monday beginning at 2 p.m. with Pastors Rod Phillips and David Wing co-officiating. Burial will follow in Dover Burial Park.

After the committal service, friends are invited to the Dover Foursquare Gospel Church where a meal will be prepared and served by her church family.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Dennison Foursquare Gospel Church, 7325 US 250, Dennison, Ohio 44621.


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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm

End Time: 5:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm

Dennison Foursquare Gospel Church

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm

Dover Burial Park


N Wooster Avenue, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Reception Information

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017

Time: 3:30 pm

Foursquare Gospel Church


302 East Slingluff Avenue, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Born: September 19, 1937
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Priscilla Beitzel posted on 7/20/17

Our hearts go out to you in your loss. My mother and I cleaned for Helen and she was always a joy to work for. We will be thinking of you and extend our sympathy to the family. With our love and prayers, Mark and Priscilla Beitzel and family


Bea and Bob Donato posted on 7/19/17

We are so very sorry for your loss. Helen was always so wonderful to Bob and I. May God help you through this difficult time. We will be praying for you!


Gloria (Bertolini) deMello posted on 7/17/17

Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all the family. I am a 1955 classmate. Gloria (Bertolini) deMello


Glenn Gordon posted on 7/17/17

To the Lahmer's Family: Please accept our Sympathy in your loss take care in knowing your in the thoughts of many others during this time. Peace to each of you.. Von an Shirley Gordon


Mike Mathews posted on 7/16/17

Bud: So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.


Jen & Corey Murray posted on 7/15/17

We're so very sorry for your loss, Helen was a wonderful woman & will be deeply missed! Our deepest condolences are with you all!


Ric Cutlip posted on 7/15/17

Looking back on the years and thinking of all the people that have had a major impact on my life I would not be the person that I am today with out having had know Helen .it has been an honor to have know her . My thoughts and prayers are and will always be with her and the family that I cherish as my own .


Bill and Bonnie Frohnapfel posted on 7/15/17

Prayers to all the family! May the Lord help you through this time of sorrow! Helen is with our Father in heaven and she will be watching down on all of you!


Brian Hearing posted on 7/15/17

Vickie I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My prayers are with you and your family. Brian Hearing


Paul and Debbie Hinkley posted on 7/15/17

We send our deepest sympathy to the family. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.


Jimmy Murray posted on 7/15/17

Dear Bud & Family. R deepest sympathys & remorse from Jimmy-Tyler& Tanner from Murray Rd. We will keep U in R prayers If there's anything we can do 2 help at such a time please feel free 2 give us a shout out. Ur neighbors on Murray Rd. The Murray's


Tammy eichel posted on 7/15/17

Sorry for your loss


RoxanneEberly posted on 7/15/17

So sorry for your loss.We will be praying for your family Roxanne and Bob Eberly


The Thompson posted on 7/14/17

Our deepest sympathy to the family.


Julie(Boring)Nastoff posted on 7/14/17

Dear Bud, Cathy and Steve, Vicki, Rayna and extended family. So very sorry to hear of Helen's passing. I have many wonderful memories from our school years. Praying for peace and comfort. Sincerely- Julie (Boring)Nastoff


Larry Gasser posted on 7/14/17

Sorry to hear of your mother's passing, my thoughts are with the families. Larry Gasser


Skip Zahler posted on 7/14/17

Bud, Cathy, Vicky, Reyna, and all family...please I'm so sorry for your loss, and always know that I'm saying a prayer for you all that God will comfort you in strength thru these hard times. Bud, Cathy, Vicky, Reyna, you know that I always remembered the good times we had together at the Settlement House working their. Helen always was very special to me and always Looked out for me like a mother. Thank You for sharing her their. God Bless you All, and Bud Thank you again for making me feel like family, I'm deeply ? ?anda.


David & Joyce Wing posted on 7/14/17

Dear Bud & Family: Our prayers are for all of you in the homegoing of your precious wife, mother & grandmother. You & Helen have been such good friends for many years. We will miss her, but we have that blessed hope of eternal life promised by our Heavenly Father. Love, David & Joyce Wing