SIKESTON - Helen Deal, 86, died at 10:27 a.m. March 4, 2004, at the Miner Nursing Center.
Born March 18, 1917, in Blodgett, daughter of the late Arley Harrison "Jack" and Arta Elizabeth Clippard Johnson, she was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, where she and her husband served the Lord faithfully for many years. She was employed by the Board of Public Works and Walton-Williams Motor Company prior to working 23 years as a caseworker for Scott County Family Services.
On March 19, 1961, in Charleston, she married Herschel Deal who survives at the Miner Nursing Center.
Other survivors include: three stepdaughters, Nancy Zickefoose of Des Moines, Iowa, Debbie Casey of Dexter and Patricia Scott of Maryland Heights; seven stepgrandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren; and four cousins, Wilma Neal and Beth Hopen of Cape Girardeau, Mike Clippard of Dexter and Wally Altom of Sikeston.
She was preceded in death by one stepgrandson.
Visitation is from 10 a.. Saturday until service time at 11 a.m. at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Tom Geers, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be: Kevin Heuiser, Mark Crocker, Marshall Heisler, Glen Peel, Mike Clippard and Wally Altom.