Helen Staab, 89, of Kettering, Ohio passed away at home on December 21st, 2020. She was born on December 4th, 1931 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Ernest and Helen (Mauss) Mittenbuehler. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Staab, and sister, Edie Jenkins. Helen is survived by her daughter, "Rusty" (Susan) Staab; her cat, Tiggy, and her grand dogs June and Tuxedo; nephews Mike, Ric, Bud, Chuck, and Steve Staab, nieces Patty and Posey Staab, grandnieces and grandnephews; and several distant family members in Germany and Switzerland.
Helen worked for 3 organizations during her lifetime, including Winter’s bank where she met her husband, Richard. They moved to Cleveland, but that was short lived, as she didn’t like Cleveland and missed Dayton too much. When they moved back, she went to work at Top Value Stamps and was there for many years as a graphic arts specialist. After Top Value closed, she worked as a scheduler for classes offered by the Dayton Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. She retired from there and spent a lot of her free time helping elementary aged children at J.E. Prass Elementary School learn to read. She also liked working on jigsaw puzzles, and sewing blankets for premature babies.
Helen enjoyed traveling to Germany and Switzerland to visit with family and friends. She and her sister, Edie, went on tours to Europe with Gebhardt Ehrler and the German radio program in Cincinnati.
Helen loved both cats and dogs, but was definitely a ‘cat person’ as she had only 1 dog over the years, but many cats.
Helen was an active member of St. John's United Church of Christ (downtown Dayton) where she sang in the choir and was also very active in the group “Women of St. John”.
Visitation will be from 9:30 am to 11:00 am Saturday, January 2, 2021 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 515 E. 3rd St., Dayton, OH 45402 with a brief service led by Rev. Jeff Campbell following at 11:00 am. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Shoup Cemetery, Beavercreek.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Memorial Fund (in Memory of Helen Staab), or to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton on Nicholas Rd.
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