Helen C. Doebelin, 94, of Mexico, formerly of Rush Hill, died at 8:55 p.m., Sunday June 30, 2013 at King's Daughters Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Pickering Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Stanford officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 4 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Laddonia Cemetery.
Helen was born September 19, 1918, in Mexico, a daughter of Alexander Clay and Delia May (Pfitzer) Crews. On December 30, 1946, in Mexico she married George F. Doebelin. Mr. Doebelin preceded her in death on March 1, 1993.
Helen was a 1936 graduate from Mexico High School. She worked at the Audrain County ASCS office in Mexico until her marriage. She was a member of Rush Hill Community Church where she served as Sunday School Secretary for over 45 years. She was a member of the King's Daughters Margaret Bottome Circle, a member of the McClintic Rustlers Extension Club for 50 plus years and for many years was the sewing leader for the McClintic Pioneers 4-H Club. She also volunteered for the American Red Cross.
Survivors include three daughters, Claydene Hodge and husband John, Parker, Colo., Lorene Sublette and husband David, Rush Hill, and Marlene Chaney-Gish and husband Rick, Mexico; one sister Hazel Haerer, Mexico; six grandsons, Andrew Hodge and wife Olivia, Cheyenne, Wyo., Cameron Hodge and wife Heidi, Anchorage, Alaska, Patrick Sublette and wife Molly, Rocheport, Clinton Sublette and wife Angela, Wildwood, Lucas Chaney and fiancée Diana Casanova, St. Louis and Caleb Chaney, Nashville, Tenn.; four great-grandchildren, Mary and Emily Sublette, Wildwood, and Alexander and Amelia Sublette, Rocheport; three step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Stanley Chaney, three infant grandchildren (a grandson and twin grandchildren, a grandson and granddaughter).
The family suggests memorials be given to the Rush Hill Community Church or to the King's Daughters Home. They may be sent in care of Pickering Funeral Home, 403 N. Western, Mexico, MO 65256.
Expressions of sympathy may be given at www.pickeringfh.com.