Helen Humphrey | Obituaries | news-gazette.com

OGDEN – Helen M. Humphrey, 92, of Ogden died at 6:20 p.m. on Saturday (October 30, 2021) at Country Health Care & Rehab, Gifford.

The funeral will take place on Wednesday, November 3rd at 11 a.m. at the Freese Funeral Home, 302 E. Grand Ave., St. Joseph. Pastor James Lehmann will take over the office. The funeral will take place in the GAR cemetery in Homer. The tour begins on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Helen was born on September 20, 1929 in Collison, the daughter of Carl and Frieda (Loschen) Hayn. She married Edward D. Humphrey on March 25, 1950 in Royal. He preceded her in death on July 10, 2002.

She leaves behind her children Richard (Judy) Humphrey of Rantoul and Rose (Marlin) Franzen of St. Joseph; four grandchildren, Greg (Amy) Humphrey, Luke (Jennifer) Humphrey, Sarah (Bill) Jenkins and Neil (Kim) Franzen; eight grandchildren; and two sisters, Lois Samson from Coppers Cove, Texas, and JoAnn Lynch from Newman.

Her parents preceded her in death; a sister, Clarene “Corny” Johnson; and brother Donald Hayn.

Helen retired from Sears in 1992. She was a die-hard Cubs fan. She loved gardening and loved sharing her canned foods, especially her strawberry jam, with family and friends.

The family would like to thank Country Health Care & Rehab, Gifford, and Transitions Hospice for the excellent care they have given Helen.

Monuments can be made to the Ogden-Royal Rescue Squad. Expressions of condolences can be expressed at freesefh.com.

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