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Helen S. Klingensmith

July 29, 1926 — December 4, 2020

Middlefield, OH

Middlefield, Ohio - Helen Sylvia Klingensmith, age 94, died Friday, December 4, 2020, at Briar Hill Nursing Home in Middlefield,OH.  She was born July 29, 1926, in Colebrook, Ohio, daughter of Katherine (Chiempel) and Joseph Kalisz. Helen was a 1944 graduate of Colebrook High School. On August 29, 1949, she married Richard H Klingensmith. She worked for Kay-Dee Mfg of Orwell and WEK Industries of Jefferson, retiring in 1988. Helen helped out on the family farm and enjoyed flower gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of nearly seventy years, Richard; daughter Deborah Klingensmith; two sisters, Genevieve and Anastasia; and four brothers, Alex, Chester, Stanley, and Louis. Survivors include two sons, Lenny (Barbara) Klingensmith of Orwell, Ohio, and Raymond (Meri Lynn) Klingensmith of Colebrook, Ohio; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
A private graveside service will be held at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna, OH.  Memorial contributions may be made to Country Neighbor, P.O. Box 212, Orwell, OH 44076.
Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, Kinsman,OH, handled arrangements.  Those wishing to share a fond memory or condolence may visit

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