Helen Spotts

Helen R. Spotts 96, Portland, Oregon, passed away at 6:45 A.M. Wednesday October 30, 2019 at her residence.

She was born on September 20, 1923 in McComb, Illinois, the daughter of Howard and Ethel (Foster) Ruffner. On June 23, 1946 in Freeport, Illinois, she married George Robert Spotts. He preceded her in death on October 21, 2004.

Helen graduated from Indiana Central College (Now the University of Indianapolis) with a Bachelors Degree in History and English. She worked as Editor for David Cook Publishing in Elgin, Illinois for numerous years and had been a homemaker raising her three children. She had been a member of the Western Spring Village Church, First Baptist Church, Goshen, Indiana and the First Baptist Church, Saginaw, Texas.

Helen will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest gift was her hospitality towards others, also one to keep family and friends relationships across the country the center point of her life. In her spare time she would also enjoy a good book.
Survivors include her children, Linda and husband Dr. Gene Reisinger, Oak Park, Illinois, Cyndi Johnson, Saginaw, Texas, Steve and wife Sandie Spotts, Hillsboro, Oregon, seventeen grandchildren and twenty six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and half brother, Earl Ruffner.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Salem Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, Campus Crusade for Christ International or Prison Fellowship. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at


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