Helen W. Patten of Dexter, daughter of the late Joe Clyde and Era Lee McGarrity Lucius, was born in Blytheville, Arkansas on May 8, 1929, and passed away at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on April 21, 2019, at the age of 89 years, 11 months and 13 days.
Helen had lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma since 1973 and moved to Dexter two years ago. She was a member of the Southhill United Methodist Church in Oklahoma and enjoyed painting.
In 1973 she was married to Gordon L. Patten in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on January 25, 2017.
Surviving are one step-son, Jeff Patten of Fort Worth, Texas; one step-daughter, Jennifer Patten of Joelton, Tennessee. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Eugene "Tex" Baldwin and all of her siblings.
Graveside services will be held at 12:30 pm on Wednesday May 8, 2019 at the Dexter Cemetery with her nephew, Rev. Mike Watkins of Dexter officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.