Helen E. (Kunkle) Meloni

April 7, 1931 ~ October 20, 2021 (age 90)


Helen E. Meloni, age 90, of Force, died October 20, 2021 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.  A daughter of the late George and Mary (Stratton) Kunkle, she was born on April 7, 1931 in Alliance, Ohio. 

Besides her parents, Helen was predeceased by: a brother, Sonny Kunkle.

Helen is survived by: three children, Gary (Debbie) Meloni of Force, Connie (Rich) Yavorsky of St. Marys and Larry (Jen Sankey) Meloni of Byrnedale; five grandchildren, Shawn (Emily Bertoti) Meloni, Christopher Meloni, Brandy Robinson, Richie (Kelly) Yavorsky and Jen (Jeff) Tamburlin; four great-grandchildren, Raelee, Lucas, Emily and Annie; a brother, David Kunkle of Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and a great-grand-puppy, Reese Mae.

Born and raised in Ohio, Helen lived most of her life in Bennetts Valley and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, board games, scratch-offs and especially BINGO.

There will be no public visitation.

Private services will be held by the family.

Interment will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to Elk Haven Nursing Home or St. Joseph Church of Force and will be accepting online condolences at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home website (

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