Helen Mabel Lyman, age 98, had a joyous reunion with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday December 14, 2012 at Wesbury Community.
She was the surviving spouse of the Rev. Harold L. Lyman, who died June 13, 1980.
Born to Elmer Dan Stairs and Grace Pleiades Wood Stairs on February 22, 1914, in Sayre, Pa., Helen graduated from Parker High School in Clarence, New York. She received her R.N. degree from Deaconess Hospital, Buffalo, New York School of Nursing in l936. She and her husband were married February 6, 1937, and she began her nursing career in Ohio, while her husband was a college and seminary student.
Helen worked at Stem Memorial, in Union City, Pa. for many years as a Head Nurse, retiring from nursing in 1976.
Helen taught Sunday School classes in the various churches they served together, among them Titusville: Evangelical and Union City: Parade Street. She continued to teach Sunday School after her husband's death.
She loved: music, knitting, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include a daughter, Laurene Lyman of Grand Rapids, Michigan; and a son, Lawrence (Ellen) Lyman of Meadville, Pa.; grandchildren, Evangeline (David) Smith, Stephen (Lisa) Lyman, LeeAnn (Frank) White, Laurie Beth Lyman; nine great grandchildren, John Kyle, David Benjamin, Je'Angelle, Ariana and Kadance Smith, Tahlor and S. Andrew Lyman and Michala and Chelsea White; a sister Jeanne (Emory) Martin of Palmyra, Pa; and several nieces and nephews.
Helen Mabel Lyman's arrangements were entrusted to the Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory in Meadville.