Florence H. “Helen” Vanlaningham, 89, of Milford, IN passed away at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at her son’s home in Milford. She was born on June 14, 1930 in Burrows, IN to Clarence & Myrtle (Gibson) Starbuck.
She graduated from Camden High School and was married on January 3, 1949 in Delphi, IN to Hazel R. Vanlaningham who preceded her on November 21, 2017. She moved to Milford 68 years ago from Camden, IN and retired from Chore Time in Milford after 20 years.
She was a member of the Syracuse Church of God, formerly attended Bethel Brethren Church of Milford, and was an avid swimmer at the Y.M.C.A. in Warsaw.
She is survived by:
Daughter – Cheryl (Dan) Robinson of Warsaw
3 Sons – Rick (Sandy) Vanlaningham of Columbia City, Michael Vanlaningham of Warsaw, and Steve (Susan) Vanlaningham of Milford
13 Grand, 22 Gt. Grand, and 3 Gt. Gt. Grandchildren
Sister – Beverly Barturek of Logansport
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 daughters – Amy Vanlaningham & Karen Sue Vanlaningham, 3 sisters – Viola Simons, Evelyn Jervis, and Sarah Lane, and 4 brothers – George, Clarence, Marion, and Jim Starbuck.
Visitation will be from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. on Monday in the funeral home with her son, Rick Vanlaningham officiating. Burial will take place in the Milford Cemetery.
Preferred memorial may be given to the Amy Vanlaningham Nursing Scholarship Fund, c/o Goshen College, 1700 S. Main St., Goshen, IN 46526.
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