Helen Mae Gayheart, age 11, resident of Plymouth, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at the Akron Children’s Hospital. She was born on September 7, 1998 in Columbus, Ohio to Phillip and Kathy (Shepherd) Gayheart. Helen was a 4th grader who loved life and was known as a big ray of sunshine. She enjoyed school, puzzles and playing with her cards.
She is survived by her parents; one sister, Dakota Shepherd; three brothers, Kenny Noble, Larry Noble and Phillip II Gayheart; two grandparents, Edsle and Nola Gayheart; four special grandparents, Marge and Harold Gray and Ralph and Nellie Farmer; three aunts, Lorna Thornsberry, Mary Barnett and Renee Gayheart; three uncles, Timothy Gayheart, Glenn Thornsberry and Donny Shepherd and numerous cousins.
She is preceded in death by two grandparents, Helen and Arnald Shepherd; one uncle, Thomas Shepherd; one aunt, Anita Heyman and several other aunts and uncles.
Friends may call on Monday, February 15, 2010 at the Messiah House of Prayer in Shiloh, OH. starting at 1:00 PM with a prayer service at 6:00 PM. The funeral service will be at the church at 11AM on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 with Rev. Bill Howell and Harold Gray officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Willard, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
I miss my sister she was my world and my best friend i couldnt ever leave her side with out her being sad i help my mother take care of my sister all the time and i enjoyed it somtimes i was to tired but i helped anyways cuz i know it needed to be done and i just love her with all my heart i miss her dearly and its hard to go threw life with out her cuz shes the main i trusted and she always held me when i cried and played with me she was thee bowling wii chap ha ha i miss everything about her… i love you sissy always and for ever even in the after life u will always be my best friend!!! XoXo love truly your big sis Kota!!!
Phillip and Kathy,
Remembering the words from John 14:2 Jesus preparing a place, I believe the preparation of Helen’s place was finished. All the things that she loved were made ready. With all that preparation in place the words of Ecc. 3:2 were completed: A time to be born and a time to die. The preparation finished, it was her time. God placed Helen in your family for your care and now it is time for his care. Just as we build families on earth, God is building families in heaven. I am reminded of Bonnie Tackett’s story about a prayer blanket from church for Richard Beebe. His grandchildren requested it. Justin and Allison took him the prayer blanket. Bonnie worried what would she tell the kids if Richard did not get well. Justin said, if he doesn’t get well it is his time to go. Out of the mouths of babes. I am reminded of Job 1:2 And said Naked came I out of my mother’s womb and naked I shall return thither, the Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away, BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD. Blessed be the name of the Lord no matter what the trouble is marked in my Bible. Your loss is truly heaven’s gain. May God grant you peace and comfort.
Love in Christ : Kate Marcum
Bro.Phillip Sis.Kathy and Family We are sorry to here of your loss.You have our deepest sympathy and prayers that God will streghten you through this difficult time.We didn’t see Helen often but she did leave an impression on our lives.We thought of her often after the times we did meet her.She was so friendly and nice.God surely picked a beautiful child to add to His family.Sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you.The wonderful memories you have of her can never be taken from you,so she will live on forever in your hearts and mind.God Bless all of you. From Everyoneat: The Pentecost Church of Praise(Bucyrus,Ohio).
I miss Helen .I went to school with her .I am so sad. I know God needs her .May God be with all of her familly and friends .
You do not know me. I seen your child’s obituary in the news paper. I just wanted to reach out to you and let you know know that The Lord is Nigh to those of a Broken heart! and you are in my prayers my deepest condolences go out to you. God Speed. Sincerely,
Misty Dawn Goodwin.
Harold, Marge and family:
So saddened to learn of such a great loss for your family. May God bring you comfort and embrace you in his loving arms through out the days to come. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
I am so very sorry to hear about Helen and that your heart is breaking. Helen was such a sweet girl and wonderful student. I pray that God will take care of your hurting and that you will find peace.
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Bethany Scanlon (teacher at OHVA)
I was so deeply saddened to hear about Helen. She was a true joy to work with and the light of my day. I was so fortunate to have had her as a student. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
helen best consin!
love helen!! she called mama and papa.. remember me and paps and nana and my mom and dad love you helen.
Renee and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. She is a beautiful little angel. Love and prayers to you all.
Edsle, Nola and family please we are sincerely saddened to hear of the loss of your precious
child. May God bring you comfort at this time.
Debbie and Hank Robinson
Edsle, Nola and all rest or the family, so sorry to
hear that Helen passed away. I know she will be missed so much, not only by family, but classmates and friends. You know God needed another Angel and
he chose Helen, because He knew she was and would be a super one.
Our Love and Prayers Are yours
Bill and Claris (C B) Hicks & family