ROCKFORD, Ohio — Helen L. Gehm, 91, of Rockford, died at 12:54 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.

She was born March 18, 1923, in Van Wert County, Ohio, to the late Rosetta Drury Shivley and Daniel Shivley.

On Jan. 12, 1946, she married Jerome Gehm. He preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 2003.


Survivors include two daughters: Rita (Rich) Werst and Therisa Berry, both of Celina, Ohio; a sister: Dorie Bollenbacher of Rockford; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brothers: Edward Shivley, Cleo Shivley and Emmet Shivley, sisters: Elnora Mosier, Ethyel Johnson, Edith Hopkins, Ilo Steman, Zelma Rader, Omah Davis and Ruby Shivley, and one granddaughter.

She retired from Huffy and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Pauls United Church of Christ, Rockford.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Pauls United Church of Christ. The Rev. Catherine Costello will officiate. Burial will be in UCC Cemetery.

Calling hours are noon to 2 p.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions are to St. Pauls United Church of Christ.

Arrangements were handled by Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, Ohio. Condolences may be left at www.ciscofuneralhome.com.