Services for Edythe S. (Helm) Barbour, 98, of Healdton, will be 2 p.m. Monday October 25, 2010, at Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Bob Keck officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Healdton.


Services for Edythe S. (Helm) Barbour, 98, of Healdton, will be 2 p.m. Monday October 25, 2010, at Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Bob Keck officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Healdton.

 

Edythe was born February 27, 1912, to Franklin Pershing and Mattie Berry Helm in Atlee, Indian Territory, Oklahoma. She departed this life on October 23, 2010, at the Healdton Nursing Center

 

She lived in the Ringling, Healdton and Wirt area all her life. She married Fred Warren Barbour June 6, 1936. He preceded her in death in 1975. She lived at Village Woods in Healdton from 1993 until 2009 when she moved to Healdton Nursing Center where she lived until her death.

 

Edythe was a housewife and mother who devoted her life to her home and family and loved doing it. She sang in the church choir and taught Sunday school classes for many years. She was active in many church, school and community activities including the church WMU, Carter County Election Board, Parent Teacher’s Association, Troop Leader of Boy Scouts of America and was also secretary of her beloved birthday club.

 

She was a super cook and seamstress. Quilting beautiful quilts was her favorite hobby. She had made quilts for all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was honored with a beautiful article and picture in the Healdton Herald just two weeks before her illness began. She also loved to play card games with her friends. There are no words to express how much this lovely lady will be missed by her children, her family and friends. She always made herself available to help any of them. She did whatever she had to do with pleasure and without complaint. She kept herself and her home immaculate at all times.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Bill, Walter, and Raymond Helm; sisters, Wilda Lee Green, Ella Mae Holcomb and Ruby G, Western; her great granddaughter, Kelli Lou Kaiser; and great grandson, Corey Kaiser.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Monta Lou Gifford, Oklahoma City; sons, Kenneth W. Barbour and his wife, Linda, Waurika, and Don W. (Butch) Barbour and his wife, Karen, Healdton; a sister, Lois A. Lindsey, Okla. City; grandchildren, Missy and Ed Kaiser, Okla City, Mitchell and Paula Barbour, Ardmore, Steve and Sherra Barbour, Lone Grove, Paul and Lidia Barbour, Healdton, and Michelle Barbour, Ardmore; great-grandchildren, Chase Kaiser, Josh and Jordan Barbour, Scott, Erica and Addison Hofmann, Stuart and Shelby Hofmann, Brook and Landon Barbour; many nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

 

Pall bearers will be Steve Barbour, Paul Barbour , Mitchell Barbour, Ed Kaiser ,Chase Kaiser, Josh Barbour , Jordan Barbour, Stuart Hofmann and Landon Barbour

 

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Healdton Hospital, Cross Timbers Hospice, Kelli Kaiser Memorial Fund , c/o Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church, PO Box 7280, Chestnut, Georgia 30502  

 

Services are under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home in Healdton  

 

Family will receive friends from 6-8 today at the funeral home

 

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.robertsfuneralhomes.us.