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Helen Coffelt

Former Hillsboro resident Helen Elizabeth Coffelt, 96, died Sept. 9 at the Homestead Assisted Living Center, Topeka.

Funeral services were Monday at the Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary, Horton, and burial was at the Horton Cemetery.

Helen was born Sept. 20, 1918, in Everest, the daughter of Bruce and Arline Lanter. Helen graduated from Everest High School in 1936, and married Raymond C. Coffelt at her parent’s home.

Helen and Raymond moved to Hillsboro in 1959 where Helen worked for Groening Clothiers. They moved to Hiawatha in 1988.

Raymond died in 2008, and Helen moved to Topeka to be closer to family.

Helen was a longtime member of the Everest Christian Church, VFW Ladies Auxiliary No. 7285, American Legion Auxiliary, 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star (Wathena Chapter 413), and a past member of the Mentor Study Club in Hillsboro.

Survivors include a daughter, Janet Shaw of Topeka; son, R.C. Coffelt of Tulsa; sister, Ruth Smith of Everest; brother, Richard Lanter of Horton; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent in care of the mortuary at 909 Central Ave, Horton, KS 66439.

Last modified Sept. 17, 2015

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