Helen Givens

Born: Tue., Nov. 9, 1920
Died: Mon., Feb. 24, 2014

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Helen Givens, 93, of Angola, Indiana died Monday, February 24, 2014 at Lakeland Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Angola, Indiana. She had been the Registrar at the Lutheran School of Nursing, Fort Wayne, IN before she retired. She had graduated from Ball State University. She was born November 9, 1920 in Noble County, Indiana to Clarence and Hazel (Benward) Holderman. She married Dean J. Givens on September 30, 1943. Helen was a member of the Alvarado Methodist Church; Order of Eastern Star and the Fort Wayne Business Women's Association. She is survived by her sons Robert and Cindy Givens of Hamilton, Indiana and James and Louise Givens of Columbia, South Carolina; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dean J. Givens on November 23, 1975; her daughter Patricia Dirig and her sister Jean Kramer. Services will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana with Pastor Tim Terrell officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, Indiana. Visitation will be from 10-11:00 AM on Friday, prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Steuben County Humane Society, 1700 N. 200 W., Angola, IN 46703.


Memorials:
Memorials may be made to the Steuben County Humane Society, 1700 N. 200 W., Angola, IN 46703.


Visitations:
10:00AM to 11:00AM on Friday, February 28th, 2014 at Weicht Funeral Home (map/driving directions)

Services:
11:00AM at Weicht Funeral Home on Friday, February 28th, 2014 (map/driving directions)

Cemetery:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Albion, in (map/driving directions)



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Richard Yost - February 26th, 2014 at 12:49pm - Email
Throughout my high school years, I was fortunate to be invited to the Givens home. Mrs. Givens always greeted me and cared for me as if I were a family member. The ingredients for large ham sandwiches that were ever present within the Givens' welcoming refrigerator have never been equaled anywhere throughout the world. And while time and distance has separated me from her and the rest of the Givens' clan, the kindness and hospitality of her gentle nature, and her laughter at my stupid jokes and assorted teenager antics have and will forever be held close to my heart. Jim and Bob, I'm so sorry for your loss. Know that your Mom had an unforgettable impact on at least one other life. May God comfort you, your wives and your children. Rich Yost West Melbourne, Florida

Trude Myers and Bill Eicher - February 27th, 2014 at 11:16am - Email
Dear Cindy, We are very sorry for your loss. May the good Lord be with your family.

Sandra Shuman of the Little River Chrous - February 28th, 2014 at 12:01pm - Email
We are sorry for your loss. You are not alone

Elizabeth Gilbert - February 28th, 2014 at 4:21pm - Email
Bob and Cindy: I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob's mom. I will be making a donation to the Humane Society in her memory. My prayers are with you.


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