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Obituaries

Obituaries

Helen I. "Popo" Albertson 1911 - 2008 Lawrence

Funeral services for Helen I. "Popo" Albertson, 96, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hickman Cemetery in Clarksburg, Mo.Mrs. Albertson died Saturday, March 8, 2008, in Lawrence.She was born Oct. 11, 1911, in California, Mo.She attended California High School and earned a teaching degree. She worked for the Topeka engineering department for many years, retiring in 1976. She was a member of the Niangua Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.She was a painter who enjoyed cooking, practical jokes, playing the piano, and her animals.She married James Ralph Albertson in 1936 in California, Mo. He died in 1984.Survivors include one daughter, Judy Lynn Albertson Ruedlinger, Johnston, R.I.; three grandchildren, Paige Walsh, Shannon and Lane Ruedlinger; and five great-grandchildren.The family suggests memorials in her name to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Albertson.