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Helen Louise (Richards) Washburn

 

February 28, 2019

Helen Louise (Richards) Washburn, 87, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.

She was born in Watonga, Oklahoma, on June 26, 1931 to Claud Richards and Ada B (Golden) Richards. She grew up in the Shawnee Lake area and graduated from Dale High School.

Helen and Charlie Cle Washburn married on Aug. 21, 1948. They were married more than 70 years and lived as residents of Bethel Acres.

She was an active member of the Church of God (Seventh Day).

Mrs. Washburn was a wonderful cook. She enjoyed painting and sewing in her spare time, and lived a very full life. Most of all she loved her family and will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Robert Richards, Ed Richards, and N.H. Richards; and sisters Marie Lane, Ola Childers and Jean Long.

She is survived by her husband Charlie of the home; son and daughter in law Keith and Vicki Washburn of Shawnee; daughter and son in law Reta Jean and Ricci Head of Shawnee; son and daughter in law Kent and Melanie Washburn of Choctaw; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends.

Services were held Fe. 25 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ruben Marquez and son-in-law Ricci Head officiating. Burial followed at Dale Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

 

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