Obituaries

Obituaries

Pearl Irene Helt 1918 - 2005 Lawrence

Services for Pearl Irene Helt, 87, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Barnett's Meriden Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Ozawkie Cemetery.Mrs. Helt died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at Pioneer Ridge Care Center in Lawrence.She was born Oct. 20, 1918, in Stewart, Okla., the daughter of Charles M. and Bessie "Belle" Coffee Thompson. She lived in Topeka for 21 years.Mrs. Helt worked for Demo's Unlimited in Topeka for 10 years. She formerly had worked for the Simmons Mattress Co. in Kansas City, Kan., and Hawns Mattress Co. in Kansas City, Mo. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Topeka.She married John William Helt on Oct. 19, 1936, in Antlers, Okla. He died July 1, 1982.A great-granddaughter also died earlier.Survivors include two daughters, Lawanda Lois Wood, Ozawkie, and Shirley Joyce Whitt, Rolette, Texas; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the chapel.The family suggests memorials to the Jefferson Assembly of God Church in Meriden, sent in care of the chapel, P.O. Box 331, Meriden 66512.