Helen Alford obituaryIn Loving Memory…

Helen G. Alford

Helen G. Alford, 94, of Sedalia, passed away Saturday morning, November 21, 2020, at her daughter’s home, surrounded by her family.

Born November 13, 1926, she was one of seven children of Alva Leslie and Arizona Suzanne (Paxton) Lemens.

On March 14, 1943, in Sedalia, she was married to Raymond Isaac Alford, who preceded her in death in 2007.

Helen’s life was centered around her faith and her family. She was a mother of twelve children and she was naturally caring, giving and nurturing. She didn’t know a stranger and loved to give people crafts that she made. She loved to shop. For many years, she worked at Pfeiffer’s Flower Shop as a designer. She was a member of Westside Assembly of God.

Surviving are eleven children: Virginia Sublett (Jerry) of Hutchison, KS, Sharon Lee (Jim) of Kenosha, WI, Donna Silsby (Mike) of Princeton, KS, Ray Alford of Otterville, Debi Sanders (Bob) of Sedalia, Cindi Hopper of Otterville, Terry Crabb (Brenda) of Clifton City, Carol Bennett (Roy) of Sedalia, Perry Crabb of Council Grove, KS, Diane Mathews (Sam) of Otterville, and Robin Crabb of Otterville; 34 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; a son, William Alford; a grandson, Justin Hampton; and six siblings.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Pastor Ancel Compton officiating. The funeral will be livestreamed on Heckart Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

Casket bearers will be Joe Hopper, Gary Lemens, Tom White, Jason Alford, Michael Silsby and Colby Lewis.

Honorary bearers will be Jerry Sublett, Jim Lee, Mike Silsby, Bob Sanders, Roy Bennett and Sam Mathews.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the family.


13 Responses

  1. Diane and Ray, I am sorry for your loss. Love and memories to come you all.
    Janet Fairchild Roberts

  2. Aunt Helen was a beautiful woman. Kind and had a big heart. I always loved when I could make it to their family reunions. So much love.

  3. Love and prayers to the family! Helen was such a beautiful soul and always so positive.RIP Beautiful.

  4. So sorry for your loss,May the love of our saviour surround you with his comfort and peace today and in the days to come.Prayers for all. Sis

  5. Carol Marie, my love and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I am with you in heart. All my love sister.
    With Love,
    Tina, Peanut and kids.

  6. Grandma we will miss you dearly. You are a loving, caring, loveable person that We ever met. We will miss you very much, you always have a place in our ❤️… Noah said you can rest now great grandma. Your not in no more pain anymore. God got a very beautiful Angel.. R.i.p grandma/ great grandma.

    Love and miss you!!! Until we meet again!!!

  7. So sorry about your loss ,Ray I lost my ex-husband too same weekend . My prayers are with you and your family. God bless you 🙏💔🙏

  8. Helen was one of the most amazing women I have ever had the privilege of meeting.
    Her presence will be greatly missed. We love you Grandma.

  9. I am so sorry! Grandma Helen was an amazing lady and I will never forget her kindness to me and the times we got to spend together. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! I wish I could be there in person and give each of you a hug!

  10. So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Helen working at the women of the moose. She was a strong lady. My sympathy to the whole family. I met only some of Helens family but I know your mom will be missed by you all. May Gods Grace be with you all.

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