Helen Espinosa, 89, of East Chicago, IN, and formerly of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021, at her daughter’s residence.
Helen was born on May 23, 1931, daughter of Pedro N. and Maria (DeLeon) Flores, East Chicago, IN. Her parents preceded her in death.
Helen is a graduate of Washington High School, East Chicago, IN. She graduated from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She also attended Calumet College and earned an Associate of Arts in Social Work. Helen volunteered many years at Victory Noll in Huntington and was the Covenant Associate for the sisters. Helen was the winner of the 2008 Governor's Award Lifetime Achievement in volunteer service. This category recognizes a long term commitment to volunteerism and community service at a variety of levels. She was nominated by an administrator at Victory Noll.
She was a member of Guadalupana Apostoloda Association, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, East Chicago, and parishioner of St. Mary Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, IN.
Helen is survived by nine daughters, Marguerite Espinosa-Fowerbaugh, Alice Ortiz, Gloria Wells, Dolores Schroeder, Rita Roth, Yolanda Vorndran, Patricia Espinosa, Lydia Espinosa, Christina Myles; and one son, Edward Espinosa. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 6 nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1101 Lafayette Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.
A burial will follow at Victory Noll Cemetery, Huntington, IN.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Victory Noll in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN 46750.
McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences to: www.mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com
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