Helen Irene Pitcher, 93, Benton, passed away, Friday, March 25, 2011.
Viewing 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 29, at Dunsford Funeral Home & Crematory, Augusta, followed by viewing at 1:30 p.m., 30 minutes before the graveside service at 2 p.m., Benton Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Joseph and Anna May Balvern; spouse, Marion “Sprout” Pitcher; step-mother, Clara (Keepe) Balven; a sister, Katherine Olson;and a foster son, Tom Hafferkamp.
Survivors include: her foster-daughter, Mary (Norman) Hoover, Peru, Kan.; sisters, Dorothy "Jean" Winkley, Winter Park, Fla., and Jody (Zack) Taylor, Camarillo, Calif.; four nephews; four nieces; numerous foster grandchildren and foster great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 2404 West 8th Street, Coffeyville, KS 67337 or in care of the funeral home.