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Doris Helfer

Doris E. Helfer, 90, died Sept. 21 at St. Luke Living Center, Marion.

She was born in Dodge City on March 20, 1921, to Harvey and Verna Rhoades Marcum.

She was a graduate of Newton High School and Wichita State University with a degree in music education. On Oct. 10, 1944, she married James Helfer. He preceded her in death, along with an infant son, Danny Helfer.

She is survived by her daughters Judi of Hesston and Vicki of Marion, six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was Tuesday morning at Eastmoor mor United Methodist Church, Marion. A committal service followed at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.

Memorials may be designated for St. Luke Living Center, Eastmoor UMC music fund, or the Alzheimer’s Association, in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion KS 66861.

Last modified Sept. 28, 2011

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