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Helen Duenne

Tuesday, January 13, 2004


Helen Faust Duenne, 72, died at 3:55 p.m. Jan. 12, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

Born Dec. 28, 1931, in Huffman, Ark., daughter of the late John Thomas and Mollie Barnes Faust, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life where she was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston and Daughters of Isabella.

On June 3, 1953, she married Herman Bernard Duenne who preceded her in death on July 10, 1994.

Survivors include: five sons, John Henry Duenne of New Madrid, Joey Duenne, Alan Dale Duenne and Albert Duenne of Charleston and Mark Duenne of Benton; four daughters, Mary Helen Johnson of rural Sikeston, Theresa Griggs of Paducah, Ky., Patty Burrus of Cape Girardeau and Melissa Cockrum of Charleston; one brother, Marion Lee Faust of the state of Florida; one sister, Odessa Rice of Arnold; and 12 grandchildren.

One daughter, Helen Catherine Duenne; one brother, Russell Faust; one sister, Roena Wright, also preceded her in death.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where a rosary and prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston. Msgr. Richard Rolwing, senior priest of service for St. Henry and St. Francis Parishes, will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Texas Bend Cemetery north of Charleston.

Pallbearers will be: Stephen Showmaker, Herman Joe Ressell, Gerard Dirnberger, Danny Duenne, Mike Duenne and Dennis Scherer.

Memorial contributions

may be made to

St. Henry Catholic School

304 Court St.

Charleston, MO 63834