Mona E. Helmerich, 92, Fort Myers, Florida

Mona HelmerichMona E. Helmerich, 92, Fort Myers, Florida, died Sunday (March 9) in Florida. She was born in Farmersville, Ohio, August 14, 1921.

Mrs. Helmerich and her husband John F. “Buzz” Helmerich, who died  in 1985, were developers of Lake Helmerich Village near Huntingburg. She was a member of McGregor Baptist Church and was active in its vacation Bible school and women’s ministry.

Surviving are two sons, Mick Helmerich and wife Mary and Frank Helmerich and wife Sarah, all of Fort Myers; two daughters, Sally Hart, Winter Gardens, Florida, and Mary Wahl, Largo, Florida; one brother, Norman Dillon, Arizona; seven grandchildren, Stephanie, Matthew, Melissa, Christopher, Amy, Heather, and John; and nine great-grandchildren, Joshua, Zachary, Emily, Caroline, Laura, Isaiah, Savannah, Lydia, and Cole.

A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Myers. Private burial will be in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gabriel House, 16520 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared at

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