Helen Elizabeth (Moore) Gilpin, 96, of Iola, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Windsor Place, Iola, where she was in hospice care after a recent fall at her home.
Born Aug. 8, 1916, in Topeka to Roy R. and Birdie (Greenough) Moore, she was the youngest of three children. Helen was a graduate of the University of Kansas. She worked for two years as a demonstration home economist for Oklahoma Natural Gas before marrying her childhood sweetheart, Howard K. Gilpin, on Sept. 14, 1940, in Lawrence. They moved to Iola in 1945.
An avid reader, card-player, KU sports enthusiast and community volunteer and booster, Helen also loved to cook and did so as long as she could. The First Presbyterian Church was very important to her. She served there as an elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher and member of the Presbyterian Women.
Other memberships included PEO, Unity Club, KU Alumni Association, Pi Beta Phi, Friends of the Bowlus, Friends of the Iola Public Library, Iola Area Chamber of Commerce, Allen County Animal Rescue Facility and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard, on March 25, 1992.
Survivors are her children Joan E. Golden and husband Webster, Lawrence, H. Kenneth Gilpin and wife Bobbie, Iola, and James S. Gilpin and wife Karen, Iola; sister-in-law, Norma Gilpin; grandchildren Meghan Orchard and husband Ward Worley, Gretchen Curtis and husband Jeff, H. Kenneth Gilpin III, Shawn Gilpin and wife Saundra, Matthew Sonner and wife Diane, Michele Sams and fiance Robert Gambill, Stephen Gilpin and wife Angie, Geoffrey Gilpin and wife Kristy, and Sarah Gilpin; 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; many special nieces and nephews; and caregivers Sharon Harrison and Lauralee McDermeit.
She was predeceased by brothers and their wives, George and Sis Moore, Riley and Winnie Moore, and brother-in-law Glen Gilpin.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church in Iola. The children will greet family and friends at the church beginning at 1 p.m.
Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorials can be made to the Hospital Equipment Fund of Allen County Community Foundation and left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left on www.iolafuneral.com.
Moran native Scott Eugene Baker, 83, Osawatomie, died Monday Dec. 5, 2016, at Olathe Medical Center. Military honors are at 5 p.m. Saturday followed by visitation until 7 o’clock at the Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home in Osawatomie. Memorials are to the Oz Community... [More]
Donnie Lee Axtell, 94, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Richmond. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett. Burial will follow in the Garnett Cemetery. The family will... [More]
Glenn E. Barnby, 87, Horseshoe Bay, Texas, passed away on Nov. 26, 2016. He was born to William and Ressie (Chancy) Barnby on July 1, 1929.After proudly serving the United States of America in Korea in the Army, Glenn became a train conductor for the Santa Fe Railroad and... [More]
“Not everyone wants to buy clothes,” admitted Kelly Sigg, owner of Audacious Boutique, downtown’s shopping mecca for women, no matter their age, who trend toward young contemporary fashion wear. Even so, Sigg has expanded her store’s merchandise to include... [More]
Iola’s Vespers Choir will celebrate its 60 years of performing Christmas songs for the surrounding community with its annual concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Iola’s First Presbyterian Church. The club’s genesis dates back to the former Iola Music Club, which viewed... [More]
Christmas traditions are plentiful for florists, too, Duane McGraw notes with a smile. Not only are poinsettias popular this time of year, but Duane’s Flowers, which has been a part of the Iola retail community since 1976, offers up a wide variety of holiday service this... [More]
Allen Community College women’s basketball coach Todd Buchanan couldn’t bring himself to look at one point during the second half of the Red Devils’ 79-48 loss to Seward County Community College on Wednesday in Iola. Buchanan was beside himself because after... [More]
For much of Allen Community College’s 85-80 home victory over Seward County Community College on Wednesday, there wasn’t any doubt about who the best player on the court was. Seward’s Kevin Sims had 37 points and was almost single-handedly keeping the... [More]
- Red Devil women fade in second half
- Red Devils break losing streak with Seward win
- Shoemaker signs with MIAA school
- RAYCE’ING ALONG: Hoepker scores 34 in Cubs’ win
- Balanced Cubs dispatch Eagles
- Lancers lose to Erie in Humboldt
- Lancers battle tough, but fall to Red Devils
- STRONG START: Mustangs beat Metro Academy in tournament