On October 19, 2022, Helen I. Glaub passed away peacefully. Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went to be with the love of her life and best friend, Charles O. Glaub. Helen was born on January 29TH 1924 in Plymouth, IN to Victor and Pearl Klein.
Affectionately known as Darling Dodo, any person lucky enough to have known Helen would agree, “Darling” just scratches the surface of everything she has meant to the people in her life. Her positivity, sense of humor, unconditional love, exceptional strength, and welcoming warmth will forever live on in the lives she has touched.
Helen was most proud of the life and family she built with her husband. They married on November 12, 1944. From that moment on, Helen and Charles started their lives together in Plymouth. From raising their family to being an essential asset in the growth of Glaub G&G, their family grocery store. Helen was not only a pillar of strength for Charles but also as his First Lady when he later became Mayor of the city Helen was raised in, lived in, and loved her whole life. As a proud mother of four, grandmother of 17 and great-grandmother of 19, Helen left behind a legacy that is unmatched.
Beyond being the heart and soul of her family, Helen was very active in her community. She was involved for many years in the Dorcas Society which helped families in need. Helen was also an active member at St. Thomas Episcopal Church serving on the Altar Guild. She was an avid reader who always said nothing beat her reading a book on her sun porch on a beautiful sunny day at Pretty Lake. Never being one to shy away from a family gathering or Notre Dame tailgate, Helen brought everyone together and will continue to inspire with the legacy she has left behind.
She had a solid work ethic, a strong set of morals, she was tireless in her commitments and powerful in her resolve. These traits were passed onto her children who now see them in their children. Helen’s inspirations will ripple through generations. She will be missed but never forgotten by those who were lucky enough to know and love her.
Preceding her in death were her parents Victor and Pearl Klein, her husband, Charles Glaub, her two brothers, Philip and Dick Klein and her son, John Glaub. She is survived by her children Cathy Glaub, Charlie (Heidi) Glaub, Andy (Annie) Glaub, Daughter in law Mary Pat Glaub, her sister Betty, 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and close family friend Eduardo Munoz.
The celebration of life will take place on Friday, October 28, 2022, at 11 AM EST at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 400 N. Center Street, Plymouth. Visitation will be at the St. Thomas Parish Hall from 9:30AM – 11AM EST.
Burial will follow in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
Caryn Dursk, Funeral Director
Lyn Ward says
Helen lived and loved a full life as a beloved woman, friend, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great!!! We were all blessed to have her for so many decades!
Juanita Wickey says
Bomber and I are so very sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. She was such a special lady and a dear friend. She will be greatly missed. Prayers and condolences to the entire Glaub family.
Bomber and Nita Wickey
Pat Langfeldt says
Helen was a “gem”. I will miss our chats and time we spent together. She loved her family and was so very proud. I learned so much about Plymouth and Pretty Lake. I am so thankful I was welcomed in her “Pretty Lake” home.
Rest well “Dodo” , and know you made a difference in my life.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder says
A true lady, who was beautiful, gracious, and had a loving heart.
Sending all of you, our love.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder 🍁💚🍁
Nelson Chipman says
Mrs. Glaub was a pillar of the City, and in particular to the rambunctious generation of youth who continue to fondly call ourselves Southsiders. The entire Glaub family made Plymouth the great hometown and City it is. Deepest condolences to Kathy, Charlie, Mary Pat, Andy and of course John, R.I.P. We grieve with you
Mark & Sallie Crawford says
We are so sorry to hear about Helen’s passing. She was a great person. We will always remember her as one of the “Naughty Nine” ladies who lunched together often. Rest In Peace.
Diane Kuskye says
Cathy and the entire Glaub family I was so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Helen always had a smile on her face. Rest in peace Helen. Prayers for the entire Glaub family
Jim tharp says
A great life lived. I had the privilege to have a small slice of a wonderful experience. A matriarch from a family that made me always feel, “I was family”. The Greatest Generation. You bet. Condolences to the Glaub family.
Kathy Alexander says
Such, a Beautiful Tribute. Every word written describes Mrs. Glaub. My sincerest condolences to all her Family and Friends. Peace be with you all.
Joan Cole says
Our sincere sympathy to the Glaub family from the Cole family..She was a beautiful loving woman and a joy to be around.❤❤❤❤
David Davis says
Mrs. Glaub was the pearl on Pearl Street, always happy to see us young folk stopping by. Never saw her without a smile. Rest well!
Shirley Gidley says
Helen was a great person ! We laughed so many times and shared so many thoughts.
She was a real lady! Always had that great smile Miss those happy times.
Her family will miss all the happy times they shared together .
I’m sure she and Chuck are taking those morning walks together again
Jan Norton Fairchild says
A beautiful tribute to your lovely mom ~ what a life well lived! She was such a blessing to so many and raised her family to be the same.
I pray all your wonderful memories help to ease your broken hearts. God bless you all. With love~
Judy Graddy says
My deepest sympathy. What a great legend she has left to your family.
I worked at G&G many years ago and fondly remember both your Dad and Mom.
Mark Wojda says
Helen, you will be missed, but never forgotten. You were a true matriarch that impacted so many lives, too numerous to count, with your words of wisdom and kindness. We love you. The Wojda’s
Angelo Mazzocchi says
I’m sorry to hear of this family/community loss of Helen Glaub. I remember the Glaub family well and the G&G grocery store was a household name and a friendly place to go as a kid. I didn’t personally know Helen however I knew her daughter Cathy when I was a kid and remember the awesome sense of humor and welcoming warmth Cathy always shared to me. I pray peace and comfort in a time as this for the family and community …remember the sense of humor and welcoming warmth – pass it on like Helen did!