Farming Rural 19

Helen Janet (Makar) Camp

June 28, 1932 ~ July 14, 2021 (age 89)


Helen Janet (Makar) Camp, 89, of Salem Twp., in Leetonia, Ohio, passed away at 7:08 p. m., on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Sheila’s House-The Haven, in Smith Twp., Beloit, Ohio.

She was born on June 28, 1932, in Berlin Center, Ohio to her late parents; Stephen and Anastasia (Tokar) Makar.

Helen was a 1950 graduate of Berlin Center High School and greatly enjoyed playing basketball. She married the love of her life; Samuel Mahlon Camp, on June 19, 1952, just shy of her 20th birthday. Together they have spent 69 years creating a wonderful life and legacy together. Over the years, Helen was employed as a switchboard operator for Ohio Bell Telephone Company, as well as the Russell Company and as a clerk at various retail stores. When she wasn’t working outside the home, she was busy working on their families dairy farm, which she did for over 30 years. Life on the farm gave Helen opportunity to do a variety of things that she not only enjoyed but allowed her to provide for her family’s livelihood. She took pleasure in working with her husband side-by-side in all aspects of farm life and she enjoyed the company of the numerous dogs she had over the years on the farm. She had a passion for sewing and loved the beauty of the flowers she tended too. She was responsible for the chickens from beginning to end. Whether it was eggs for breakfast or chicken for dinner, the chicken’s were hers to tend and she did what needed to be done. Helen could often be found in the vegetable garden and come harvest time, in the kitchen preserving the “fruits” of her labor by canning that years bounty for her family to enjoy throughout the year. When it came to mealtime, she knew how to put on a spread! When it was time for dinner, you knew exactly what time food would be on the table and you had better be there on time or you were out of luck and you certainly wouldn’t want to miss out on dessert and one of her homemade pies, that was certain to make your mouth water! Her homemade perogies were bigger than anyone's around and some of the best you would ever taste. She was always on the hunt for a deal and one of her favorite places to find great deals was going to garage sales and attending the Rogers Flea Market on a regular basis. Helen was a “social butterfly” and a people person. Up until about 3 years ago they would take a camper to the Canfield Fair and she would spend the week enjoying friends, family and all that the fair had to offer. She even helped for a time at a candy stand at the fair, but it wasn’t for the money, it was a time to catch up with friends and make new ones. Even with her very active life, Helen managed to find time to relax which often involved a trip to Amish country or kicking up her heals on the dance floor...Square dancing that is. After having had 4 daughters, which she loved dearly, it came as no surprise to her family, one of Helen’s greatest joys was the birth of her fifth child; a boy. Helen truly loved each and everyone of her family with her entire being. She lived her life to the fullest and filled a life time with treasured memories.

In addition to her husband, Helen is survived by her children; Patricia (Robert) Miller of Leetonia, Lynne (Terry) Malmsberry of Beloit, Theresa (Michael) Stipetich of Hubbard, Anita (Joe) Garzoni of Salem, Samuel (Marilyn) Camp of Leetonia, grandchildren; Jerrod Miller, Mandy (Miller) Lindsay, Samantha (Miller) Peel, Bobbie (Miller) Harrison, Nathen Malmsberry, Kacie (Malmsberry) Miller, Michelle (Stipetich) Chaney, Kimberly (Stipetich) McBride, Anthony and Jeremy Garzoni, great-grandchildren; Ike Lindsay, Thelma and Opal Peel, Grady and Lacey Harrison, Russell Malmsberry and Hazel Rose Malmsberry, twins; Jude and Marshall Miller, Olivia and Madison McBride, Addilynn Garzoni.

Along with her parents, Helen is preceded in death by her brother; Charles Makar, ½ brothers; Peter, John, Paul and Andrew Halczak, ½ sisters; Rose Marinelli, Mary Flickinger, Ann Joseph.

There will be no services held at this time.

Care was entrusted to the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services of Salem, Ohio.

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