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Helen Coffey


Service: 12:30pm Sat. January 12th, 2019
Location: St. Raphael Catholic Church

COFFEY, Helen Eloise (nee Cox), 80, went peacefully to be with the Lord surrounded by her family on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Helen is survived by Bill, her loving husband of 60 years, her devoted sons, Thomas (Karen) and Timothy (Cathy), her dedicated daughters, Tracy (Carlos) and Mary (David). Helen cherished her eight grandchildren, Tyler, T.J. (Ashley), Nathan, Kelly (Benjamin), Matthew, William (Nell), Michael, Kristen (Tadas) and was more blessed with four great-grandchildren, Harper, Larkin, Wiley, and Briar Rose. Helen is preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Darakis (nee Miller), her father, Raymond Cox and her brother, William Cox. Helen also treasured her many extended family members and numerous close friends. Helen loved her family and friends with a unique passion revealing her capacity to share her goodness and love to those around her. She was a very special lady, and will be remembered for her gentle smile and willingness to share herself with others. Together with spending time with family and friends, Helen was an excellent bridge player, she loved to travel (especially when it involved a visit with her children or grandchildren), she loved animals, specifically her beloved Lhasa Apso, Molly. Helen valued and was known for her work as a teller and customer relations for Bank One in Cambridge. She also was passionate about her volunteer work with the Red Cross, Guernsey Memorial Hospital Wing, and with The Board of Elections. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother, and a true friend. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME, Springfield, Ohio with a sharing of memories at 11:30 am. Mass of Christian Burial will be follow at 12:30 pm in St. Raphael Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to The Arthritis Foundation at
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Bill, Our deepest sympathy to you and the family! Helen had such a gentle loving spirit and will be missed. You are in our prayers. Carole & George

- Carole Shartran/Belcher, Sunday January 13th, 2019

1/12 Bill & Family - I am so so sorry for your loss. Helen was such a kind, considerate, loving person. Her family was everything. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this day, and the days to come. Heaven is a comfort knowing she is there and completely free of suffering. There are health problems, so I won't be there today, but will be holding you up with prayer. Helen's cousin - Carolyn, (Uncle Harold & Aunt Lena's daughter)

- Carolyn Davis, Saturday January 12th, 2019

Helen and Bill Coffey were caring persons and members of St. Benedict's Parish while in Cambridge. Condolences to Bill and family and thank you for having it published in Cambridge. Yes, she was a cheerful Bank person who took an interest in the persons she served.

- DICK & MISSY BAKER, Saturday January 12th, 2019

Bill We were so sorry to hear about Helen. She was such a kind, caring lady and will be missed by all. We are thinking of you and your family. The Coffeys are missed in Athens!

- Jack & Sandy Bortle, Friday January 11th, 2019

Dear Mary, We are all so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Sending you and your family all of our best wishes. Your friends at CCRi

- Julia Farill , Tuesday January 8th, 2019

So very sorry for the loss if your sweet Mother. Praying for you and your family.

- Debbie Rieder, Monday January 7th, 2019

Helen was an exceptional person. Her joyful continence was inspiring to all who met her. Bill, you and Helen touched the lives of so many in Athens. I will remember most playing bridge and the neighborly visits and talks. Helen will be missed by many. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the service…I will be in New York. My deepest sympathies to you Bill, and your family.

- Lynn Smith, Sunday January 6th, 2019

We were so sorry to hear of Helen's passing. What a wonderful lady and terrific family. Our Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

- Doug Willaman, Friday January 4th, 2019

I'm sorry for the heartbreak that comes with losing a loved one. I remember Mrs. Coffee as a mother who loved her family so much, she was always wanting everything to be just right for them. I also remember her having a wonderful laugh. I can't be there for the services, but I will be thinking of you, Tracy, and all your family and sending a prayer to God to welcome your mom with a big hug.

- Vickie Manley, Friday January 4th, 2019

Helen's passing will leave a void in not only your lives but also the lives of all the people who knew her. She was so active in the Athens parishes, & she touched so many lives here.

- Wendy Serbonich, Friday January 4th, 2019

I'm so very sorry to hear of Helen's passing. She was such a kind and loving person. I offer deepest sympathy to Bill and the family. You'll all be in my prayers.

- Ann Hurst, Friday January 4th, 2019

Bill and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Bill and Helen were the best neighbors when they lived in Roxbury Drive. She was a real trooper through all of the serious surgery’s she had. Rest In Peace Helen and enjoy being pain free. Neva Kemplin

- Nevs Kemplin, Friday January 4th, 2019

So very sorry for your loss I never knew her but ai know Mary and Mary is awesome, so ai know she was too. My deepest sympathies

- Dottie Jacks, Thursday January 3rd, 2019

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