Helen M. Standlee

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Helen M. Gildhouse Standlee of Berryville, Arkansas, was born February 28, 1938, in Newkirk, Oklahoma, to Merla and Emma (Alexander) Gildhouse. Helen passed away July 1, 2021, in Fayetteville at the age of 83.

She was a member of the Boyd Church, the Silver Sneakers, and Boyd’s LMS. Helen visited friends at the nursing home every week and was an avid softball fan.

Helen is survived by her children Shirley Mease and husband Larry of Reed Springs, Missouri, Johnnie Standlee and wife Ruby of Oak Grove, Linda Gordon and husband Ralph of Green Forest, Dorene Ferguson of Reed Springs, Missouri, Lucy Donaldson and husband Kevin of Springfield, Missouri, Diana Yates and husband Robert of Oak Grove, brother Robert Gilldhouse of Arkansas City, Kansas, sister Rose Cross and husband Ron of Grove, Oklahoma, fifteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends and loved ones.

She is preceded in death by her husband Clell Standlee, her parents Merla and Emma Gildhouse, one sister, and three brothers.

Visitation will be 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm, July 7, 2021, at Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville, AR. The funeral service will be at 10:00 am, July 8, 2021, at Boyd Church in Berryville, with Les Robinson and Kevin Donaldson officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Gideon’s International, PO Box 362, Berryville, AR 72616. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.

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