NAPOLEON -- Helen Brinkman, 75, of Napoleon, Ohio, died peacefully at the Henry County Hospital on Tuesday, August 27, 2013.
She was born on October 7, 1937, in Ottawa, Ohio, to the late James P. and Catherine (Nierman) Roberts. On May 4, 1957, she married Harry James "Jim" Brinkman at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, Ohio. Helen was a homemaker and avid gardener. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Napoleon.
She is survived by her husband, Jim; children, Cindy Small of Napoleon, Jenny (Tom) Parker of Napoleon, Elaine (Cary) Hulin of Big Prairie, Ohio, Diane Brinkman of Dublin, Ohio, and Jim Brinkman of Okolona, Ohio; grandchildren, Todd, Scott, Chelsea, Patrick, Bailey, Madison, Tate, and Sam; great-grandchildren, Peyton and Zaiden; and sister, Kathy (Ken) Rife of McComb, Ohio.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, James L. Roberts.
A Memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Napoleon. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. A memorial gathering will be held on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Napoleon, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Augustine Catholic Church, Napoleon Public Library or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.rodenbergerfuneralhome.com.