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 Helen Elizabeth <I>Hilliard</I> Baptist

Helen Elizabeth Hilliard Baptist

Chamberlain, Brule County, South Dakota, USA
Death 19 Feb 2008 (aged 87)
Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri, USA
Burial Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 24815652 · View Source
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Helen Elizabeth Hilliard Baptist, 87, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at her home near Lebanon.

She was born Aug. 5, 1920, in Chamberlain, S.D., to Fred A. and Ethel Flower Hirst Hilliard, who preceded her in death.

She also was preceded in death by a son, Benjamin Baptist.

On Dec. 26, 1943, she married Lee Baptist.

Early in her life she worked as a nanny and as a practical nurse, but through most of her life she was a devoted homemaker and loving mother to her family.

She accepted Jesus as her Savior and joined the Seventh Day Adventist Church while in her teen years. Since moving to Lebanon in 1980, she had been active in the Lebanon Seventh Day Adventist Church, especially helping with their community service.

Survivors include her husband, Lee, the home; two sons, Leon Baptist and his wife, JoAnn, of Magalia, Calif. and Byron Baptist and his wife, Barbara, of Luray, Va.; six daughters, Amelia McBride and her husband, Duane, of Berrien Center, Mich.; Ellen Giem and her husband, David, of Sullivan; Irene Muller and her husband, Don, of Leesburg, Fla.; Orla Anderson, of Oroville, Calif.; Ulena Robinson and her husband, David, of Sutherlin, Ore.; Zetta Gore and her husband, Richard, of Angwin, Calif.; 22 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Don Hilliard and his wife, Lila, of Keene, Texas; a sister, Virginia Ahlberg and her husband, Vernon, of Brownsville, Calif.; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

Services for Helen Elizabeth Hilliard Baptist will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, in the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Lebanon with Elder Neil Dye officiating.

Burial will be in the Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery, under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

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