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Helen Jeffries

September 10, 1938 — March 13, 2016

Helen Irene Jeffries, 77, of Chillicothe, MO passed away Sunday, March 13, 2016 at her home.
Helen was born September 10, 1938 in Lockport, IL the daughter of Ralph Elmer Heussner and Myrtle Ann Maas Heussner.  She was a graduate of Lemont High School, Lemont IL.
On May 10, 1957, Helen married Edwin Lyle “Bud” Jeffries in Lemont. They both farmed most of their lives in the Hale, MO area.
Helen enjoyed being a homemaker and also worked for the Chillicothe School District in the cafeteria and was a volunteer at the Senior Citizens Center. She also owned Helen’s Handcraft and sold fabric goods and decorations.
Helen was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Chillicothe.
She enjoyed sewing and reading and spending quality time with her children and grandchildren.
Helen is survived by three daughters, Debbie Timmons (Carl) of Meadville, MO. Denise Koehly (Steve) of Chillicothe and Deanna Jeffries of Kansas City, MO; grandchildren, Kaci Byergo, Eric Timmons, Dustin Bowling (Lacy), Corrie Bowling (Mike) and Trevor Bowling; 7 great grandchildren; four brothers, Raymond Heussner (Sandee), Harold Heussner (Skip), Donald Heussner (Jean), and Ed Heussner (Betty); sister-in-law Dee Heussner; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bud Jeffries; and brother, Russell Heussner.
Memorials can be left at Heritage Funeral Home. A Memorial will be named at a later date.  On line condolences may be left at www.heritage-becausewecare.com .
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe MO.
Burial will be at Hale Cemetery, Hale, MO.
A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service (1:00 p.m.) on Friday, March 18, 2016.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, MO.

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