SIKESTON -- Mary Helen Reynolds, 76, died Oct. 18, 2005, at the Barnes-
Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Born July 27, 1929, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of the late Theodore Charles and Addie Isabelle Bennett Birk, she was an active member of Concordia Lutheran Church and served faithfully on the church's Altar Guild, Lutheran Women's Missionary League and Board of Evangelism during more than 50 years of membership. A 1947 Jackson High School graduate, she served as a Cub Scout den mother for eight years, was an avid supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and a volunteer at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She enjoyed crafts of all types, but especially sewing and quilting for her grandchildren. She also enjoyed camping and playing pinochle with family and friends, especially the monthly Card Club.
On June 10, 1950, at Zion Lutheran Church in Poplar Bluff, the Rev. Alton F. Wedel united her in marriage to Howard Lee Reynolds who survives of the home.
In addition to her husband of 55 years, she is survived by: three sons, David Scott Reynolds of Sikeston, Howard Douglas Reynolds of Tupelo, Miss., and Randy Lee Reynolds of Nashua, N.H.; five sisters, Betty Myer, Marjorie Grindstaff and Evelyn Puls of Jackson, Mildred Finley of San Diego, Calif., and Doris Williamson of St. Louis; seven grandchildren, Robert Samuel of Memphis, Tenn., Matthew and Kathryn of Nashua, Addie Marie of Tupelo, Miss., and Jacob Scott, Christian Eli and Zachary Seth of Sikeston.
Preceding her in death was one son, Robert Lynn Reynolds, and one brother, Jimmie Birk.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Concordia Lutheran Church with the Rev. A.J. Wollenburg officiating.
Burial will follow in the Russell Heights Cemetery at Jackson.
Memorial contributions can be made to:
Concordia Lutheran Church
Family Life Center
Park and Wakefield
Sikeston, MO 63801