Helen C. Franklin,age 91, of Creighton,
Nebraska formerly of Beaver
City, Nebraska died Monday, June
2, 2008 at Creighton
Nebraska. She was born July 19, 1916 at
to Charles P. and Beulah (Joralemon) Canham.
Helen grew up on the East Coast. She graduated from Montclair
High School in
Montclair, New York
with Class of 1934 and Stoneleigh Women's Junior College
in Rye Beach, New Hampshire. Following
graduation from Junior College she worked in
, City for a couple of years. She
was married to Edwin H. Franklin on June 26, 1948 at her parent's home in
. Following marriage they moved to
Beaver City, Nebraska
. She worked at the Furnas Co. Extension Office
for several years, then was a cook at Beaver City Schools. Her husband Edwin died May 3, 1977. She lived with her daughters after the fall of 2000.
During her life in
she was devoted to her family and the raising of her girls. She was a member of
First United Methodist Church at Beaver City, Nebraska were she was active in
the church choir, various clubs, Eastern Star, bowling and bridge. Helen enjoyed walking, working in the yard
and tending flowers. She volunteered her
time to Meals on Wheels, the bloodmobile, church activities,
American Legion A
and more. Helen's sweet, kind and loving
nature endeared her to all who knew her and she raised her girls that way too.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Charles & Beulah Canham, husband Edwin
and Brother Pratt Canham.
Survivors include her 3 daughters:
Jan and husband Bruce Jorgensen of
Barb & husband Kent Gydesen of
Margi and husband Don Ehrke of
Sister: Janet Williams of
Seven Grandchildren: Phoebe and
Halle Gydesen; Jared, Jenna,
Andrea, and David Ehrke; six nieces and nephews.
Viewing and visitation will be Wednesday, June 4, 2008, 9
AM until 8 PM at Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City, Nebraska
and prior to services on Thursday at the church.
Condolences or personal reflections can be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com
Funeral services will be Thursday, June 5, 2008, at 10
AM at First
Beaver City, Nebraska
with Pastors: Robert E. Berlie, Sr. and
Keith Theobald, officiating. Lunch will
follow services and then burial at 12 noon at
at Beaver City,
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City, Nebraska in charge of arrangements.