Helen Florence Whitchurch, age 86, formerly of Lamar, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2009, at St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, California.


     Helen was born September 12, 1922, at Ponca City, Oklahoma, to William and Madeline (Rhoads) Gough.  She married Marcus J. Brockman and he preceded her in death in 1954.  Helen was married to Claude “Cotton” Whitchurch from 1957 until his death in 1996. Cotton and Helen made their home in Lamar for many years.  In addition to being a homemaker, Helen had worked at the Wal Mart jewelry department.  She was a member of Lamar Christian Church.  Helen moved to Fresno four years ago to be near family.


     Survivors include a son, Mark Brockman, Fresno, California; two daughters, Donna Murr, Chico, California, and Beverly Loveless, Sussex, Wisconsin; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith McCormick in 1994.


     A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 5th at Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home.


#6 Columbus,OhioHelen Tartell 2009-06-15 12:07
I am a grandaughter of the late Mary Alice Gough Davis and Am sending my condolences for the loss of your Mother.
#5 Deerfield Beach, FL.Wayne & Bobbie Gough 2009-06-15 09:51
Remember the times we were able to visit and always had fun. Our thoughts and prayers to you all.
#4 Bowie, TXJanet Gough McMurray 2009-06-15 08:12
Aunt Helen was always so pleasant and fun. We have great memories of visiting her in Lamar and celebrating her 80 birthday with the family and knowing her in California and Washington, D.C. many years ago. We loved her very much, and she will be greatly missed. Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with Mark, Donna, Bev and their families. Janet and Clyde
#3 Blackwell, OKBillie DeBoard 2009-06-03 20:36
Loved my aunt very much! My thoughts and prayers are with Mark, Donna, and Bev.
#2 Lamar, MOJim & Linda Hasson 2009-06-03 19:33
We are so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. She was always such a pleasant lady.
#1 13l0 East 15th St. Lamar, Mo. 64759Phil/Wilmetta Jeffries 2009-06-03 17:24
Dear Mark,Donna and Beverly and families
We remember fondly all the times we got together to visit in your home or ours after the basketball games for food and fun! Helen was a warm, and caring friend. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you.
Phil and Wilmetta (Willie) Jeffries

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