Obituary-Helen Yarrow

Helen Marie Yarrow, 96, of Clay Center, Kan., entered the loving presence of her Savior on Saturday, February 10, 2024. She was 96 years old. Helen was born on July 30, 1927, on the family farm in Clay Center, Kan., the daughter of Charles Yarrow and Gertrude Cowell. After graduating from high school in 1945, Helen passed her teacher’s examination and taught at a one-room country school—Garfield School, District 91—in Clay County.

An avid pianist, Helen gave piano lessons to many students and also enjoyed sharing her talent with others. She played piano for several churches in Clay Center including the Covenant Church, the Bible Church, Faith Mission, and the Bible Presbyterian Church. In addition, Helen ministered through music to residents of Medicalodge and the Presbyterian Manor.

Although Helen faced many challenges throughout her lifetime, she could often be found walking around Clay Center or enjoying a meal at the old Cedar Court restaurant. She was always thankful for the many neighbors and friends who assisted her or took time out of their day to greet her.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Frances (Ellis) Sollie, her brother Roy (Miriam) Yarrow, and her nephew-in-law James Wine. She is survived by five nieces: Ann Wine of Sacramento, Calif., Deborah (James) Kemper of Oconomowoc, Wis.; M. Ruth (Gregory) Pirrie of Hales Corner, Wis.; Melody (Kenneth) Alvarez of Wheaton, Ill.; and Luann (Raymond) Doman of Wheaton, Ill. She is also survived by great nieces Melissa (Jerry) Siewert, Jenna (Isaac) Wilson, Rebecca Wine, and Savannah Kemper; and great nephew Jackson Doman.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at the Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home Chapel, Clay Center, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be made to Evangelical Bible Mission, 5200 SE 145th St., Summerfield, Fla., 34491.

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