Helen Margaret Thurston, of Kennett, daughter of the late James Kifer and Ora Mae Vineyard Kifer, was born Aug. 16, 1927, in Bernie, Mo., and departed this life Sunday, June 12, 2011, at Dyersburg Medical Center in Dyersburg, Mo., at the age of 83 years, nine months and 27 days.
She was a member of Third Street Baptist Church in Kennett.
On Jan. 24, 1949, in Bernie, she married George Thurston.
Survivors include her husband, George Thurston, of Kennett; one daughter, Vickie J. Brown, of Manila, Ark.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 16, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 16, at McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Albert Camp officiating.
Burial will be in the State Veteran's Cemetery at Bloomfield, Mo.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com.