Helen Grime is the September Resident of the Month at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home.
Born in April 1931, she was one of 12 children born to Leo and Rosella Eisel on a farm in Berkey. Helen graduated from Metamora High School.
She met her husband Herbert at a dance. They were married on Sept. 2, 1950, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Richfield Center.
After a honeymoon to Niagara Falls, she moved to the farm west of Archbold. Herb was a farmer, and she helped out when needed.
Helen was a great cook and loved to keep busy. She loved to sew, knit, crochet, garden, do crafts and help out at church.
She helped cook and serve many Auxiliary dinners. At one point she made quilts for all her children.
Helen and Herb had six children: Jennifer, Roger, Becky, Tim, Sue and Mary Jo.
Helen and Herbert loved to play cards. After the children moved out, they started dancing again. Most every Sunday, they would find a polka dance somewhere.
Helen and Herbert have 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.