WESTERVILLE - Helen R. (Hunika) Ankowski, 91, of Harris-Askins House, died Sunday, July 8, 2012, at Columbus Colony Elderly Care, following a brief illness.
She was a longtime member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and was retired from Ohio Lighting.
Helen leaves a wonderful legacy and she showed us how to really live life. To whatever she was interested, she fully committed her time and talents. Among some of her life-long volunteer efforts are St. Paul School second grade volunteer aide, St. Paul Church greeter; Westerville Senior Center, where she worked in the office on the center's newsletters, history scrapbooking and conducting twice-weekly exercise classes.
She was also a member of the Senior Center Advisory Board and the Westerville Recreation and Parks Advisory Board. She served as president of the Resident Council and the Welcoming Committee at Harris-Askins House. She enjoyed many hobbies including gardening, needlework, bridge club and scrapbooking.
She is survived by a son, James (Mary Jo) Ankowski of Columbus; two grandchildren, Nicole (Rob) Harvilla and Andrew (Amber) Ankowski; two great-grandchildren, Max Harvilla and Samantha Ankowski, all of California; a sister, Virginia Jewell of Warren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband, Hugo A. (Andy) Ankowski; and a sister, Marjorie Moore.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 313 N. State St., Westerville, with the Rev. David E. Gwinner serving as celebrant.
Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Helen's memory may be made to St. Paul Church Pipe Organ Fund.