Helen Marjorie Sciarra North


Helen Marjorie Sciarra North, 91, of Columbus died at 3:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at Keepsake Village of Columbus.

Born Aug. 22, 1924, in Seymour, Helen was the daughter of Fedele and Helen Cooley Sciarra, both of whom preceded her in death. On Nov. 24, 1946, she married Maurice D. “Jay” North, who preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 2008.

Helen was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church where she volunteered in many capacities and sang in the church choir. Over her lifetime, she had served as an executive secretary for Home Federal Savings and Loan, now Old National Bank and Trust, and American National Bank in Noblesville. She was a 1942 graduate of Seymour High School and enjoyed quilting, golf and bowling.

Survivors include her children, Barbara Dunlap of Columbus, Linda (Dave) Schuder of Nashville, Rita (Larry) Smeyak of Lafayette and Dana (Colleen) North of Columbus; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers and a sister.

A mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church with Father Andy Syberg officiating.

Burial will follow in Garland Brook Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street in Columbus.

Memorials may be made to St. Bartholomew Catholic Church or St. Bartholomew Catholic School.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at myers-reed.com.