Dorris Helle

Dorris HelleDorris K. Helle, 95, of Cuba died at 9:25 p.m. March 11, 2011, at Clayberg Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 16, 1915, in Astoria, the daughter of George and Mabel McClaron Beck. She married Elgin Helle on Nov. 22, 1941, in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1974.

She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Scharping on March 2, 2011; and two brothers.

Surviving are two sons, James (and Sandy) Helle of E. Peoria and Richard Helle of Canton; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Cuba United Methodist Church, former member of Royal Neighbors of American, and worked on the election committee for many years.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba with Reverend Paul Newhall officiating. Burial will be in Baughman Cemetery in rural Smithfield. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the memorial home.

Memorials may be made to Clayberg Nursing Home.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/16/2011

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