SIKESTON -- Helen L. Groesbeck, 72, died at 8:30 a.m. May 19, 2007, at her home in Sikeston.
Born Jan. 4, 1935, in Sikeston, son of the late Thomas Jackson and Ida Mae Thompson Heath, she was an assembly worker for Anchor Toy and National Lock and a member of Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.
On Feb. 8, 1952, in Sikeston, she married John W. "Jack" Groesbeck, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, John M. and Lisa Groesbeck of Sikeston; one daughter, Sandra K. Russell of the home; one brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Carole Heath of Moline, Ill.; one sister, Jackie Blancett of Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren, Christopher M. Russell and Lori L. Bryan, both of Sikeston; and five great-grandchildren, Gaige Russell, Cain Russell, Cobe Russell, Cameran Russell and Kaylea Bryan, all of Sikeston.
In addition to her parents, two sisters preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel, where services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. John Tarter, pastor of Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories at Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be: Shawn Clinton, Randy Gaines, Derek Vaught, Brad Vaught, John Russell and Dean Russell.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Max Tucker, Sonny Stover, Norman Jones, Charles Miller and Mike Tucker.