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Dorothy Harris Helferstay
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Dorothy Helferstay 93, formerly of Council Grove, KS, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Westview Derby Nursing Home.She was born April 6, 1918 to Jim and Ruth (Grissom) Harris in Liberty, MO.Dorothy married Ray Helferstay on September 15, 1952. He preceded her in death on January 8, 1986. She worked as a Staff Assistant for Boeing and retired after 30 years of employment.She was also preceded in death by her daughter Cindy Henderson.Dorothy is survived by daughter Eleanor Kessler of Wichita, KS, sister Janet Beck of Kansas City, MO, and son- in- law Royce Henderson of Linden, TX; grandchildren, Deanna (Steve) Wilbur of Wichita, KS, Jeff Allen (Sindi) of Wichita, KS and Tim (Cheryl) Allen of Derby, KS; great-grand children, Amanda (Adam) Leivian, Adam Wilbur, Abby Wilbur, Alicia Allen, Tyler Allen, Travis Allen, and Madison Allen; great-great grandson August Leivian; and several nieces, nephews and friends.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Council Grove United Methodist Church. A visitation will be held at 10:00 A.M., at the church, prior to the service. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Kansas or to Council Grove United Methodist Church and they may be mailed to Penwell-Gabel, Box 273, Council Grove, KS 66846.To leave a special message for the family online, please visit posted in "Add a Flower" b/c request to add it to memorial was not fulfilled.
 Added: Jan. 23, 2015

- eleanor kessler
 Added: Nov. 14, 2012
I will miss you so much. What great visits we had while you were in the nursing home in Derby. You taught me a new meaning for spunk, you had it for sure. My love always your cousin...
- Brenda Olsen
 Added: Jun. 12, 2011
Love you mother.
- eleanor kessler
 Added: May. 29, 2011

- Mae
 Added: May. 27, 2011

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