Mrs. Helen McDowell Althoff died at the Mt. Royal Sanatorium at North Royalton, Ohio, Friday dur¬ ing an operation. Mrs. Althoff was the daughter of Earl and Minnie Lattimore McDowell and was born in Port Clinton, June 8, 1895. She graduated from the Port Clinton high school in 1913 and in June 1915 she married Herbert Althoff. To this union one daughter, Virgin¬ ia, was born.
Mrs. Althoff's early lire, up to1 her marriage, was spent in Port Clin¬ ton. During her married life she resided in Cleveland, Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Denver, Colorada, Douglas, Arizona, Rotan, Texas and Chicago, 111. Her husband was an executive in the United States Gypsum Com¬ pany and those were cities in which branches were located.
Mr. and Mrs. Althoff and daugh¬ ter returned to Port Clinton in January, 1930, and Mr. Althoff died two months later of tuberculosis. Mrs. Althoff then became deputy to the Ottawa County treasurer, W. G. Franck and was in that office until ill health caused her to take a rest a few years ago. From that time on she has been confined to the Oak Ridge Sanatorium at Green Springs and the Mt. Royal Sanatorium in North Royalton, O.
Mrs. Helen Althoff, who was a member of the St. Thomas' Episco¬ pal church here, was buried from there Sunday afternoon. The fun¬ eral services were conducted by Rev. G. Russel Hargate from the home of Mr. and Mrs. McDowell at 1:30 and from the church at 2:00 o'clock. Burial was made in Lake- view Cemetery with Gerner and Wolfe in charge of arrangements. Her death is mourned by her daughter, Mrs. Gordon Ensminger; one granddaughter, Jill Ensminger; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Earl McDowell and one sister; Alice McDowell Price; and a host of relatives and friends.
The following is a portion of an article written by the late Wm. Al¬ thoff at the time of the death of his son, Herbert, the late husband of Helen McDowell Althoff: "If ever a man was blessed with a devoted wife it was Herbert Althoff. She was his constant nurse in his ill¬ ness, never tiring, never allowing her real feelings to show, but con¬ fident in his triumph over the dis¬ ease with which he was afflicted."
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