Myers-Reed Chapel

3729 25Th Street, Columbus, IN


Helen Marie Pheral

April 28, 1927November 24, 2019

Helen Marie Pheral, 92, passed away Sunday, November 24 at Silver Oaks Health Campus. Helen was born on April 28, 1927 in Columbus, Indiana, the daughter of Clarence and Etta Niemoeller. She attended Columbus High School graduating in 1945, and was a life-long member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Helen worked at Arvin and retired in 1989. She loved to go camping and frequently vacationed in Lake Wales, Florida, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family. Survivors include her daughter, Rae Ellen (Rick) Thomas; grandchildren, Nicole (Matt) Javit, Ericka (Steve) Koenig, and Emily (Anesti) Dhima, five great-grandchildren; sister, Miriam (Dean) Brougher; brother, Robert (Delores) Niemoeller; sister-in-law, Charlene Perry; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three spouses, Raymond J. Hormann, Joe Ferguson, John Pheral Sr.; her parents; and an infant daughter, Kae Ellain. A Funeral Service for Helen will be held Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Myers-Reed Chapel with Douglas Brougher officiating. Burial will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Memorial Contributions in Helen’s name may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF). Online condolences may be made to the family at www.Myers-Reed.com. Myers-Reed Chapel is serving Helen’s family.


  • Rae Ellen Thomas (Rick), Daughter
  • Nikki Javit (Matt), Granddaughter
  • Ericka Koenig (Steve), Granddaughter
  • Emily Dhima (Anesti), Granddaughter
  • Miriam Brougher (Dean), Sister
  • Robert Niemoeller (Delores), Brother
  • Charlene Perry, Sister-in-law
  • Helen is also survived by five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    She was predeceased by three spouses, Raymond J. Hormann, Joe Ferguson, and John Pheral Sr, and an infant daughter, Kae Ellain.


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 27, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, November 27, 2019


Helen Marie Pheral

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mike schutz

November 27, 2019

Helen was one of our favorites at Parkside Court & lately at Silver Oaks. Always had a smile on her face, hardly ever complained & always gave me a big hug. She will be missed. Love; Mike & Pat

Ted & Cheryl Tolish

November 25, 2019

Rae Ellen and family, we are so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You are all in our hearts. May your memories live forever and may God walk beside on this journey.
Ted & Cheryl Tolish