GRANVILLE: Helen E. Kasson 85, of Granville, Ohio died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the Selma Markowitz Care Center, operated by Hospice of Central Ohio.
She was born in McKean Township, Licking County, Ohio August 31, 1925 to the late Helen Brady and George Gosnell.
A graduate of Granville High School and a lifetime member of Liberty United Methodist Church.
Helen will be remembered as a caring mother and grandmother.
She was an advocate for many causes and volunteered her time with the Granville Recycling Center, Granville Thrift Shop, and Alzheimer's Association.
She was a 20 gallon blood donor with the American Red Cross.
She enjoyed sewing, quilting, baking, and cake decorating. These talents were shared with many, especially at Christmas when she would gift her pecan rolls. She prepared her sons' favorite desserts on their birthdays every year.
Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald Kasson of Granville, Ohio, Phil and Nita Kasson of Newark, Ohio, Jeff and Christie Kasson of Granville and Carol Kasson of Denver, CO; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Romona Gosnell, Tom and Donna Gosnell, and Sylvia Gosnell, all of Newark, Ohio; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Bernie Arrington, Rebecca Colangelo, and Kay and Skip McArtor all of Heath, Ohio, Irene Ferroni of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and Leonard Oney of Whitehall; grandchildren and their spouses, David Kasson, Kate and Tim Cremean, Kris Kasson, Jennifer Kasson, Jessica and John Foss, and Leah and Clyde Martinez; great grandchildren, David and Emily Cremean, Brooke, Autumn, Cora, and Dakota Martinez; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Lloyd Kasson, who died in 2002; son, Lloyd Gary Kasson; grandson, Jason Kasson; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Kasson; brother, Frank Gosnell; three sisters, Carolyn Oney, Ann Gosnell, and Jean Brooks; and three brothers-in-law, Ned Colangelo, Nick Ferroni, and George Brooks.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Helen E. Kasson, 85, of Granville, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2011 at Liberty United Methodist Church, 3375 Dutch Lane Road, Johnstown, Ohio with the Rev. Roger Nichols officiating. Burial will follow at Fredonia Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday, April 23, 2011, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the McPeek-Hoekstra Funeral Home, 133 S. Prospect St., Granville, Ohio. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcpeekhoekstra.com
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.