GAMBIER — Helen E. Sims, passionately known as “Helen Babe,” 97, of Gambier, passed away March 23, 2018, at the Knox Community Hospital. She was born Dec. 11, 1920, in Gambier to Robert “Frank” and Elizabeth (Flack) Hall.

Helen was a member of the Grove Church of Christ and the Pythian Sisters of Gambier. She enjoyed playing golf and was on various leagues. She was very proud of her two holes-in-one. Helen enjoyed playing cards and was a competitor till the end. Helen and George enjoyed being “snowbirds” in Alamo, Texas, for 15 years. Helen was the first girl to ride and win the Pony Race at the Knox County Fair in 1931.

She is survived by two sons, George (Janet) Jacobs of Mount Vernon, Ronald (Connie) Jacobs of Grand Junction, Colorado; three daughters, Judy (David) Mobberley of Louisville, Kentucky, Sue Jacobs of Mount Vernon, and Donna Jacobs of Houston; one stepson, Joe Sims of Stow; stepdaughter Joan (Owen) Jones of Howard; daughter-in-law, Ada Jacobs of Gambier, 15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; one brother, Robert Hall of Michigan; and a sister-in-law, Mary Hall of Mount Vernon

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Donald Jacobs; second husband, George Sims; son, Charles Jacobs; granddaughter, Michelle Mobberley; two brothers, Ernest Hall and Alva Hall; and sister, Leona Colgin.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 p.m., at the Lasater Funeral Home, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, in Gambier.

Memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s memory to the Quarry Chapel Church, P.O. Box 849, Gambier, OH, 43022 or the Knox County Historical Society, 875 Harcourt Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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