Helen Rose Rister, 97, of Connersville passed away Wednesday afternoon, January 20, 2021 at Heritage House of Connersville where she had been a resident since November 6, 2020.
The older of two children, Helen was born August 13, 1923 in Batesville, the daughter of Lowell and Ann Sembach Larabee, and she moved with her family to Connersville where she graduated from Connersville High School.
On September 26, 1942, she was married in Connersville to Charles R. Rister. Mr. Rister passed away December 31, 2010.
Following High School, Helen was employed in the office at Ready Tool & Die, and for 26 years she was employed by the Fayette County School Corporation as the Connersville High School secretary, where she retired in 1987.
Helen was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Fayette Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Eta P. Kappa Society, and the Connersville Altrusa Club.
Survivors include two children, Charles (Kathy) Rister of Muncie, Indiana, and Sue (Butch) Bunzendahl of Connersville; two granddaughters, Lisa (Randall) Chewning of Connersville and Megan (Jeremy) Davis of New Palestine, Indiana; three great grandchildren, Nolan, Paisley, Chewning, and Claire Davis; and a niece, Bev Rhodes of North Ridge, California.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Rister; her parents; a sister, Doris Zahka of Encino, California; and a nephew, Phil Zahka.
Due to the Covid pandemic, private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connersville High School Athletic Program in memory of Helen. Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.