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Helen Virginia Chewning

07/07/1929 - 04/20/2019

Obituary for Helen Virginia Chewning

Helen Virginia Chewning, 89, of Lincoln, MO, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Lincoln Community Care Center. She was born on July 7, 1929 in Pettis County, MO, the daughter of Lee and Ida (Cochran) Paxton, who preceded her in death.

On February 9, 1957 in Riverdale, IL, she was united in marriage to Willard Chewning, who preceded her in death on March 13, 2015.

Helen enjoyed going to the Boats to play slot machines. She especially loved spending time with family.

She is survived by three children, Melva Jean Monteer and her companion Randy of La Monte, Mary Elizabeth Neal-Jerrell (Rhea) of Abilene, KS and Darryl Chewning (Cathy) of Ionia; twenty grandchildren; several great grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Helen Patricia Ellis; and a grandson, Daniel.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia, MO with Rev. Dan Hankins officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the funeral chapel.

Pallbearers will be Dakota Chewning, Austin Chewning, Sequoia Newland, and Duane Hansen.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Alzheimer's Association in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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My condolences to every one of Helen's family and friends. Though I didn't know her well, I really enjoyed listening to her stories of our family and seeing the pictures she had of my grandma, Lula Mae, and her siblings when they were young. Helen was such a nice and welcoming soul; I wish I could have spent more time with her. Rest in peace Helen. ❤
- Cindy Craig-Kirk
So sorry to learn of your loss. My sympathy to Daryl,Cathy and families
- Janet Proctor
Sorry for loss, lots of great memories in Chicago and Sedalia.....Jim and Rosie Holloway...….
- James Holloway

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