Helen Orahoske Haynam, age 73, of Cambridge, OH passed away Friday, March 26, 2021 peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born May 6, 1947 in Cambridge, OH to the late Joseph Paul Sr., and Helen Fizek Orahoske, and she has remained close to Cambridge her entire life.
Helen attended St. Benedict’s Elementary School and was in the first graduating class from Guernsey Catholic Central. She received a Business Degree from the Columbus Business College. Helen and her husband Dale owned and operated Hay-Ora Dairy Farm and bred cattle.
Helen was very proud of her Slovak Heritage and more than anything, she loved her fur babies, friends, and family. Her interests included bowling, fishing, playing cards, ceramics, horses, and scary movies. She also enjoyed watching wrestling and college football. She was an avid and lifelong supporter of The Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and The Green Bay Packers, but she did not like The Ohio State University.
Helen worked for many years in the area and was well known at The Fuel Desk at The Shenandoah Inn. She also worked at Fuel Mart, Smokies, Bell Nursing Home and was previously a Hospice Volunteer. Most recently, she retired as the office manager for Northside Mini Storage where she worked for her good friends Larry & Marian Gibson.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Dale Haynam; brothers Joseph Paul Jr. & infant Johnny; “Yunkle” John Fizek; niece JoEllen Orahoske Supplee; great-nephew Dillon Joseph Lanthorn, and stepdaughter Dayle Gruszecki.
Those left to cherish her memory are sister-in-law Judy (John) Hopkins Orahoske Henkel; Nieces Jodi (Adam) Orahoske Lanthorn, Gwendi Hopkins (Mack Bentley), and Sue (Paul) Tysinger; cousin John Latchic; stepdaughters Diana Ulman, Direne Stanley, Dedre Snode, Daryl Haynam, Darla Hupp, Danita Fick & special daughter Ruth Haynam; and special great-nephew Mason Lanthorn. She also leaves behind many extended family and friends including her good friends, Jim & Kathy Savage, Roy & Sharon Thomas, Dorthea Selock, Holly Hanes, and her fur-babies Tessie & Miss Puss.
We would like to extend a loving thank-you to Acute Nursing Care, her special nurse Crystal Moore, and aide Gwendi Hopkins. Their loving care meant a great deal to Helen and all of the family.
Per Helen’s request, cremation will be observed without any additional services at this time. There will be a private family Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.
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