In Memoriam: Helen Schafer Lichty (May 18, 1922 – June 8, 2021)

August 2021 Posted in Uncategorized

Helen M. Schafer Lichty, 99, was born to Harmon and Mary Schafer in Upland, Nebraska. She was the only daughter and youngest of four children. The family moved from Nebraska to Oregon when Helen was 12-years-old. She was raised in Wheatland, Oregon and later moved to Central Howell area near Silverton, Oregon where she met and married Grover Lichty. They were members of Emmanuel Mennonite Bible Church in Pratum, Oregon. Helen was a dedicated Christian woman devoted to her husband and family.

Helen was very involved in church and always had a love for children. She taught Sunday School and Bible School for over 25 years.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Lichty Renback Bender from Silverton, Oregon and Kay Lichty Webb and husband Lanny from Redmond, Oregon; and her son, Ronald Lichty and wife Virginia Scharer Lichty from Silverton, Oregon. Helen is also survived by nine grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and nine great great grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Grover; son-in-laws, Allan Renback and Bob Bender; grandson-in-law Ken Brenneman; great great granddaughter, Coraline; great grandson, Dillon; brothers and sisters-in-law, John (Helen) and William (Ella),  George (Afton).

A graveside service was held June 18 at Pratum Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to honor Helen may be made to Union Gospel Mission and Willamette Valley Hospice.

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