Helen Rickenbaker Schuyler


Helen Rickenbaker Schuyler, 95, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at Morningside of Cleveland. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2018,  at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Carolyn Braddy officiating. 

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m.  Interment will follow on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Orangeburg, S.C.

Helen was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Bowman, S.C.  She was a graduate of Orangeburg High School.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, James "Hop" Schuyler; and 12 siblings and their spouses. 

She is survived by her two daughters, Annette Stansel and husband, Ben, of Cleveland, and Joyce Geaslen and husband, Arthur, of New Bern, N.C.; six grandchildren, Janelle McTernan (Bob), Jim Stansel (Christy), Pam McMillan (Mike), Amy Glenn (Justin), Trey Geaslen (Carrie) and Schuyler Williams (Ben); 10 great-grandchildren, Zachary and Allison McMillan, Amanda and Steven Stansel, Wesley and Claire Glenn, Avery and Latham Williams, Addison and Lee Geaslen; and many extended family members and friends.

Helen lived her life to the fullest and loved her family dearly. She was generous and giving and always doing for others. She was a true prayer warrior and loved Jesus. She leaves behind many precious and happy memories, and will forever be in our hearts.

Memorials may be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Cleveland. 

You are invited to share a personal memory of Helen, or your condolences with her family, at her online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com.  

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


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