After 99 years in this life here on Earth, Helen Ralston has gone home. She is where she most wanted to be. Her journey was not always easy. She left a testimony and legacy as a Christian, prayer warrior, and a devoted Sunday School teacher. She was a devoted wife to George and a wonderful mother to Patti and Mark. She passed to heaven on November 22, 2022.
Helen spent 42 years teaching alongside George the promises of God to 10-year-old boys at the Akron Baptist Temple where they were members for many years. She loved this work. She said in a lot of cases all they needed to know was someone loved them. That was Jesus.
Helen and George were married June 16, 1949 in her hometown of Sistersville West Virginia and had 62 years together. A love that never died. Helen had 2 children, 6 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband George E. Ralston and her grandson Adam George Petersen. She also is preceded by her three brothers, Paul, Ray and Robert Eddy and sister Betty Tuttle. A host of friends have gone on before her.
She is survived by her daughter Patricia (Jan) Petersen and son Mark (Connie) Ralston. She also is survived by her grandchildren, Chris (Elizabeth) Petersen, Paul (April) Petersen, Andrew Ralston, Avery Ralston, and Ashleigh (Pete) Alexander. The joy of her life was her great-grandchildren, Grace, Elijah, Faith, Noah, Kate, and Claire Petersen and Carleigh, Joslynn, and Lanie Alexander. She also leaves 3 brothers-in-law and a host of nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
We would like to thank the staff at The Avenue for their care and Compassionate Care for wonderful hospice care. We would also especially like to give our heart felt thanks to Kayla her hospice nurse. She was wonderful with mom and kept us informed and aware of what was happening.
Calling hours will be held at Hummel Funeral Home in Copley on Sunday, November 27th, 2:00 to 4:00 and the funeral held at Hummel on Monday, November 28th, at 11:00 with internment immediately following at Grandview Cemetery in Ravenna Township.
Pastor Dallas Billington will be officiating.
Donations may be made to City Church AC in her name.