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Helen (Motzer) Joslyn

1927 - 2021


Helen Joslyn (nee: Motzer), 94 years of age, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 13, 2021.

She was born January 15, 1927 in Titusville, PA.  Helen graduated from Titusville High School in 1944.  In 1945 she worked for the Army Ordinance in Perry Forge inspecting 155 mm shells for the M55 Howitzer, then she went to Conneautville to inspect tank tracks.  Late 1945 she went to business school in Oil City and after she graduated, she had several jobs doing records and bookkeeping for various companies.  June 4, 1949, she married Lloyd Joslyn and eventually moved to Amherst.  In 1959 she moved to Brownhelm where she lived for 56 years before moving to independent living in Sandusky and finally into a skilled nursing facility.  Helen was a member of the Brownhelm Historical Society, the Brownhelm Congregational Church, and the GLY Club.  She was a Memorial Day advocate initiating the tradition of displaying flags on phone poles by the Township.  She had a love of cooking, baking, gardening, sewing, playing cards and being with friends.

Survivors include her sons, Robert (Marci) Joslyn of Vermilion, Fredric (Marcia) Joslyn of Sandusky; her daughter, Myra (Dean) Koch of Amherst; her grandsons, Jeffrey and Jared Joslyn, and Dakota Koch; her nephews, Bill Motzer of Newton Falls, OH, and Leroy Stemper of SD; her nieces, Jean (Ron) Foth of PA, Jennifer (Charles) Trego of Columbus, and Marlene Stemper.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Joslyn; brother, John “Jack” Motzer; nephew, James “Jim” Motzer; her parents, Frederick and Myra Motzer (nee: Paulsen); and her step father, Harry Gustafson.

Public visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, May 21 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Hempel Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be held at noon on Saturday, May 22 in Union Cemetery, Titusville, PA. Due to Covid-19 state regulations, we are asking that people wear a mask and be careful to maintain social distancing.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Brownhelm Historical Association, 1950 North Ridge Rd., Vermilion OH.  44089; Brownhelm Congregational Church, 2144 North Ridge Rd., Vermilion OH 44089; or the Titusville High School Class of 1944 302 E Walnut St., Titusville PA 16354 .

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Connie Ruth

May 19, 2021 9:22 PM

Helen was a dear church member and she enjoyed the church children very much. She sat in front of our family for many years and will always be remembered for her sweet smile and warm hugs. She is missed and loved.

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