Helen Elizabeth O'Hanlon Absher
JACKSON, Miss. - Helen Elizabeth O'Hanlon Absher, born 1933 in East Liverpool; graduated from St. Aloysius Catholic School and was proud to be an alumni supporter.
Mom was very active with numerous clubs most recently the Lion's and the Gardening Clubs of the Ohio area earning her Master Gardener title. Mom had a passion for botany and was well versed of the Latin name for any fruit, vegetable or flower.
Helen Elizabeth O’Hanlon Absher
Mom believed in volunteerism, helping others improve the quality of their lives which lead to her receiving the General Frederick W. Castle award for outstanding contributions in the Angelo-American relations in RAF Lakenheath England, the first civilian to receive this military award.
Dedicated military wife, supporting her husband Danie with his career and willing to move to wherever it took him. Mom could identify the different USAF aircrafts by the sound of their engine when they flew overhead.
Mom in her later years volunteered at Beaver Creek State Park during the summer months teaching children the appreciation of both wildlife and the outdoors.
Mom was known for her adventuresome spirit, great sense of humor and artistic ability. She took her family on many trips; exposing them to a variety of cultures in both America and Europe appreciating the differences.
Mom was proceeded in death by her parents Joseph J. and Sallie S. O'Hanlon, husband of 48 years Danie Absher. Survived by her children, Sallie Jones, Joseph Absher and Jacqui Carlson; son-in-laws Robert Jones and Sheldon Carlson; grandchildren Ben Jones and wife Tiffany, Sarah Absher, Nicholas Carlson and great-grandson Isaiah Zabala.
Helen Absher, loved well and well loved.