DEXTER - Helen Northington, 81, died Feb. 17, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Nov. 8, 1922, at Des Moines, Iowa, daughter of the late Joseph Warren and Elenor Springer Rinabarger, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dexter. A registered nurse for 47 years, she was a former school nurse for the Richland School District. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 311 and PEO Sisterhood for more than 50 years and was also a member of the Dexter Elks Lodge.
On May 25, 1952, at Wichita Falls, Texas, she married Dr. Floyd C. Northington who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons, Dr. Joseph W. Thompson of Des Peres and Randy Northington of Dexter; one daughter, Anne Newell of Dexter; and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
One brother, Robert Warren Rinabarger, preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter where Eastern Star rites at 7 p.m., followed by an Elks memorial service.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Fred Leist officiating.
Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.