CIRCLEVILLE — Helen Lynne Kessler Smith, 76, Circleville, our wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away May 20, 2020, at Hospice of the Valley, Sherman Home, in Phoenix, Arizona, with her family by her side.
Helen was born Feb. 9, 1944, in Brooklyn, New York. She moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, with her family as a child and graduated from Las Vegas High School. Helen married her true love, Eugene Franklin “Gene” Smith, April 22, 1967, in Las Vegas. They also raised their daughter in Las Vegas. Helen worked for the Clark County School District until 1990, when she and Gene retired and moved to Circleville for the next 28 years. After Gene’s passing she moved to Peoria, Arizona, to live by her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren.
Helen will always be remembered for her witty sense of humor, generosity and her never-ending love for her family and her friends. Helen loved to have visits with family and friends, talking on the phone, venturing out to eat at restaurants and going shopping. Her grandchildren were the light in her life, and she was very proud of them. Helen was very easy to talk to and made friends easily. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Helen is survived by her daughter, Melissa (Troy) Christensen, Peoria; grandchildren, Adrie, Andie, Cash and Ben; brother, Michael (Charlotte) Kessler, Las Vegas; niece, Lisa Kessler; and nephew, James Kessler, both Las Vegas.
Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Gene; grandson, Chase; and parents, Milton and Muriel Levine Kessler.
Her family would like to thank Hospice of The Valley, Sherman Home, for the loving care they provided to Helen and the whole family. Their kindness will never be forgotten. Also, many thanks for our dear friends and extended family, who have been so helpful and offered much comfort to us during this difficult time.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 6, at 1 p.m., in the Circleville Cemetery.
Funeral directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.
Online guestbook at maglebymortuary.com.