Helen Macke

August 11, 1911November 16, 2012

MACKE, Helen, 101 of Englewood, died Friday, November 16, 2012. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 11, 1911 the daughter of Alex and Anna Wagner who preceded her in death. Helen was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years Melvin in 1988. Helen always had a smile on her face and hug for everyone who knew her. She enjoyed travel, bingo and cards, but most of all she enjoyed her family. For 24 years she made her home with her only child, Annette and her husband Charles Oblinger of Clayton. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, Theresa (Charles) Vandersluijs, Michael Bonkowski, Melea (Joel) Butcher all of Dayton; great-grandchildren Derek (Stacy) Vandersluijs, Alex (Paige) Vandersluijs, Gretchen Vandersluijs; great-great-grandson Luka Vandersluijs. Also surviving are her extended family Linda Sluder, Lisa Frye, Michael Oblinger, Michelle Oblinger, Jeff Oblinger. Helen was a very special lady who found joy in everyday living and love in living everyday. She will be missed more than words can say. Private graveside services will be held at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens at the convenience of her family. Donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the Greater Dayton Humane Society, 1661 Nicholas Road, Dayton, Ohio 45417; or the Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45420, Arrangements entrusted to the Tobias Funeral Home Englewood Chapel, 675 West Wenger Road.


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Esther Rarden

November 18, 2012

What a lovely Photo, that beautiful smile and all the wonderful memories. I shall love and miss her always ! My deepest sympathy to you , Annette and to all your family. May God give you strength and then peace in the days ahead. With love, Esther

Sylvia Hacker

November 18, 2012

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.