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Helen L. Resar

February 26, 1933 March 20, 2014
Helen L. Resar
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Helen L. Resar, (nee-Mihalis), 81, of Grafton passed away Thursday March 20, 2014 at her home following a long illness. She was born February 26, 1933 in Elyria and was a lifelong Grafton resident. Helen was the co-owner along with her husband of the former Resar Florist in Elyria for over 50 years, retiring in 2005. She was a 1951 graduate of Eaton High School, attended Bowling Green State University for 1 year, was a member of Chi Omega Sorority, Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Grafton, life member and past president of the V.F.W. Post 1079 ladies auxiliary of which was named in honor of her father, the Lorain County Florist Assc., Eaton Township Firebelles, and the St. Mary Church 200 Club. Helen made 2 trips to Italy including one to attend the ordination of the Rev. Fr. Charles Diedrick, and enjoyed traveling to Amish country, Frankenmuth, MI., or anyplace anyone was going. She was a Cleveland Indians Baseball fan and attended the 1995 World Series and enjoyed collecting precious moments figurines. Helen loved Christmas and buying gifts for family and friends and hosting family gatherings, especially potluck dinners every Monday night during the summer for over 25 years. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Nicholas "Bob" Resar; daughters, Kathleen Poulton (John, deceased) of LaGrange, Peggy Resar and Teresa (Dennis) Wilfong, both of Grafton; sons, Dale (Donna) Resar and Robert (Kathleen) Resar, both of Elyria; grandchildren, Rob (Kim) Wilfong, Ann (Travis) Irvan, Tim Poulton, Rebecca (Chris) Cagle, Nicholas Resar, Susan Resar, Matthew Resar and Brittany Resar; great-grandson, Zeke Irvan; brothers, John (Jeanette) Mihalis of Wellington and Ron (Shell) Mihalis of Grafton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Velva Mihalis and a brother, Thomas K. Mihalis. The family will receive friends Sunday 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57) Elyria, where the rosary will be recited at 3:45 p.m.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday March 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church 708 Erie St., Grafton. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). The Rev. Fr. John P. Seabold, Pastor, will be the Celebrant. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria. Online condolences may be expressed at


10:00 AM Monday March 24, 2014

Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church 708 Erie St. Grafton, OH.


1:00-4:00 PM Sunday March 23, 2014

Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Elyria, OH.

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