Helen R. Brainerd, 97, of Stillwater, Ohio, passed away at her home on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 after a lengthy illness.

Born near Stillwater on August 15, 1912, she was the youngest child of the late John C. and Margaret L. (Iler) Russell. Helen was married to James Eugene Brainerd on Dec. 2, 1945, enjoying over forty-six years of marriage with him until his passing on Jan. 8, 1992.

Services, officiated by Rev. Carolyn Behrendt, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 27, at the R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home at Dennison. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m. In keeping with her wishes, she will then be cremated before being interred at Lima Church Cemetery.

A full obituary can be found in the next edition of the Harrison News-Herald.