DAYTON (OH) DAILY NEWS 8/17/10
Helen Ballard Gebbie, 87, formerly of Nashport, OHIO (Muskingum County) passed away peacefully on August 15, 2010 at Liberty Retirement Home, Centerville, OHIO.
Born November 23, 1922 in Blue Diamond, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Nannie (Collier) Ballard.
Helen graduated cum laude from Miami University in 1943. She went on to become an Army Lieutenant during World War II.
After leaving the Army she was a dietician at Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville, Ohio and taught nutrition at Muskingum College.
She finished her working career in 1983 teaching English Literature at Licking Valley High School near Newark, Ohio. Helen was an avid reader and enjoyed photography.
She was devoted to her family and loved living on the family farm.
Surviving are her children, Tom (Karla) Gebbie of Centerville, OH, Philip (Julie) Gebbie of Pittsburgh, PA and Richard (Barbara) Gebbie of Galena, OHIO; three brothers, Cecil Ballard of Asheville, NC, Lee Ballard of Scottsdale, AZ and Jerry Ballard of Nashport, Ohio; five grandchildren, Tom Gebbie, Lori Darrah, Steven Gebbie, David Gebbie and Ian Gebbie; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Foster T. Gebbie, Jr, who died in 1956 and a brother, Jack Ballard. There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be 11:00am August 19, 2010 at the Frazeysburg Chapel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home, 110 West Third Street, Frazeysburg, OHIO with the Rev. Dan Smith officiating.
Burial will be in Irville Cemetery, Nashport, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420.
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