Helen Maxine Garlits, 96, Roann, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at her home. She was born May 29, 1920, in Morgantown, W.Va., to William and Eunice (Wilt) Bunner.
Helen graduated from West Fairmont High School in Fairmont, W.Va., in 1936. She married Reuben Rudolph Garlits in Cumberland, Md., on Sept. 20, 1938; he died July 21, 1982. She was a homemaker. Helen attended Walk by Faith Community Church, Roann. She enjoyed flower gardening, bird watching and playing cards with her friends. Helen lived in Roann since 1984, coming from Waverly, Ohio.
She is survived by two sons: Ronald (Dolores) Garlits, Wabash; and Robert (Lenna) Garlits, Waverly, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons: William Garlits; and Kevin Garlits; and her sister: Doris Harr.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Roann Chapel, Roann, with Rev. Kurt Snyder officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Waverly, Ohio. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Riley Hospital for Children.