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Obituaries

Obituaries

Helen M. George 1917 - 2006

Services for Helen M. George, 88, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Burlingame Federated Church. Burial will be in Burlingame Cemetery.Mrs. George died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born Nov. 22, 1917, on a farm near Pomona, the daughter of Harris I. and Rosa B. Steinman Murray. She graduated from Appanoose High School in 1936. She moved to Brandon Woods Retirement Community in Lawrence in 1998.Mrs. George worked in the office of the Bennett Creamery Co. in Ottawa. She worked in the Identification Department of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C., for 1 1/2 years during World War II. She later worked at First State Bank in Burlingame. She and her husband visited all the states and several foreign countries during their retirement.She married Newell E. Coon in 1952. He died March 13, 1957. She married Robert H. George on Oct. 5, 1958. He died Aug. 11, 1994.A son, Greg H. George, died Nov. 15, 1980.Survivors include her sister, Betty Barker and husband Royal, Council Grove; seven nieces and nephews, Rod and Jed Barnes, Leigh, Lance, Stephanie and Merry Barker and Tracy Rock; and many grand and great-grandnieces and nephews.Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Carey Funeral Home in Burlingame, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.The family suggests memorials to the Burlingame First Responders, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame 66413.