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Helen Blevins August 21, 1923 - December 18, 2019

Helen Latisha Blevins, age 96 of Wichita, Kansas formerly of Garrison, Missouri passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in Chaucer Assisted Living. She was born August 21, 1923 the daughter of James L. and Dora (Ellingsworth) Jones.

Helen began her teaching career in 1942 at a very young age teaching several grades in a one room rural school house. She acquired her Bachelors of Education, taught approximately 10 years then attained her Masters Degree. She enjoyed teaching at Colvin Elementary and retired after 40 dedicated years. Helen was a caring mother and a faithful member of Celebration Baptist Church of Wichita. She will be sadly missed but her memory will live on forever in the hearts of her caring family and friends.

Helen is survived by two sons Joel Blevins and wife Sue and J.V.Blevins and wife Ruby; three grandchildren Kim Kearney and husband Gary, Tyson Blevins and Raymond Simmons; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Kathleen Marie Jones and granddaughter Kawanda Thornton.

Graveside funeral services will be 2:00P.M. Sunday, December 22, 2019 in Garrison Cemetery with Pastor Bally Johnson officiating. Arrangements and services under the direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. On line condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com



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    Jill Cook says

    Helen will be greatly missed by her Chaucer Estates family. It has been our honor and pleasure to care for her these past 7 years. She was a fantastic lady.

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    Curvine Carter says

    Want you to know our prayers, hearts, and minds are with you all

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    Amy says

    Your smile, warmth and genuine love for everyone will be greatly missed. You were always honest and we loved all the little games we played while visiting. Thank you for being you and always having a warm hug waiting. Enjoy Christmas with Jesus this year!

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    Bob & Tricia Aitken says

    Helen was a joy to be around. She will be truly missed. Our hearts and prayers are with her family and friends as they say see you later to her and try to find their new normal in life. May God bless you.

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    Debbie Ternes says

    So very sorry for your loss!
    Kenny and Debbie Ternes

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    Denise M Jackson-Simon says

    I taught for several years with Helen at Colvin Elementary. She was such a dear lady, always so kind and loving. I saw her in recent years at Chaucer Estates when the Ladies’ Glee sang there. It was always a treat to see her and visit with her for a few minutes. I would never have guessed she was 96. May you find comfort in the beautiful memories.

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    Ralph Speer says

    J.V. and Family
    Sorry to hear about this.
    Every Good Wish to you all at this sad time.

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    Mary Schumacher says

    I loved Helen! She is one of the best teachers I ever worked with: I especially remember how she always had her students close their eyes and be at peace. She never told them to pray but lots of good introspection (and prayer) went on in her classroom. She came to my school after she retired to tutor kids who had fallen behind and they loved her and would do anything for her. God blessed us with her. May you have a beautiful rest, Helen!