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,
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 MemoryGardensCemetery under the
direction of Daniel Funeral Home.