FOWLER – Helen Mae Martin, 90, died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 3, 2022, at Gillette Nursing Home in Warren.

Helen was born May 2, 1932 in Fowler, the daughter of the late Thad and the late Marian Barker.

She graduated from Fowler High School and drove school buses for Champion Schools for 25 years.

She enjoyed playing the piano, camping, watching the Cleveland Indians with her husband, and being with her family.

She was an active member of the Champion Presbyterian Church.

Helen will be sadly missed by her beloved children, Kathleen (Danny) Downing, Robert (Sandy) Martin, Thomas (Brenda) Martin, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Martin; grandchildren, Mandy, Jennie, Mallory, Julie, Jessie, Sallie and Jeffery; step-grandchildren, Jeff, Josh, Michael, Chandler and Nolan; 15 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-granddaughters.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband Marl Martin, whom she married on August 12, 1950 and died on March 2, 2018; and her siblings, Betty Beach, Fern Jarvis and Thad “Tail” Barker Jr.

Family and friends can visit from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at Champion Presbyterian Church, 4997 Mahoning Ave. NW, Champion, with funeral to follow at 5 p.m.

A private burial will be held Thursday, September 8, 2022 at Dugan Cemetery in Fowler Township.

Memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s memory to Champion Presbyterian Church.

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