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Obituary for Helen Van Dyke (Gibson)

Helen Gibson Van Dyke, 97, of Indiana, passed away peacefully January 13, 2022 at The Gardens at Indiana. Born August 27, 1924 in Indiana, she was the daughter of Murray Clyde and Virginia Mottern Gibson. She shared 33 years with her husband Chester J. Van Dyke who died in 1981.

As a girl, Helen spent summers with her grandparents and “played office.” After graduating from Indiana High School in 1942, that became reality when she became a secretary there. She later worked at Indiana Senior High and the IASD administration office until she retired in 1986. After retirement, she loved traveling across the US and visited Europe, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

Helen was a member of Calvary Presbyterian and enjoyed volunteering her time and talents with numerous organizations including the American Red Cross, AARP and VNA.

She is survived by her daughter Dr. Marsha Krotseng and her husband Lee, of Carlisle; brother Donald C. Gibson of Indiana; sister Shirley Froggatt of Indiana; brother-in-law Fred Van Dyke and wife Ayn of Marion Center; and ten nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Chester and a brother, Robert C. Gibson.

Friends will be received at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home & Crematory, of Indiana, 965 Philadelphia St. on Friday, January 21st from noon until 1:00 pm, the time of her funeral service. Rev. David Hanna, officiating. Helen’s family requests that visitors wear face masks and observe social distancing while inside the funeral home. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery in Indiana.

The family thanks the caring staff of The Fountains and Gardens who kept her dancing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross.

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