Helen was united in marriage on Jan. 30, 1970, in Birmingham, Ala., to Donald R. Albert. She was a volunteer for 19 years at the Boone County Hospital in Columbia.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 39 years, Don Albert, of Columbia; one son, Paul Houston and wife, Jeanette, of Columbia; two grandchildren, Matthew and Rebecca Houston; three brothers, Harold Powell, of Senath, Mo., James Powell and wife, Nell, of Hornersville, Mo., and Maxwell Powell, of Cambridge, Ohio, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cleveland and Cara Powell; one brother, J.W. Powell and one sister, Merlene Trefinger.
Helen will be greatly missed by her family and many, many friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Columbia with Msgr. Michael Flanagan officiating.
Burial was in the Memorial Cemetery at Columbia.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Pallbearers were Harold Powell, Tom Stephens, Dick Beers, James Powell, Kevin Towns and Marvin Wright.
Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry, Mo. was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.