Helen Eichhorn

Thursday, June 9, 2005

Helen Eichhorn, 81, of Inverness, Fla., died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, in Inverness.

She was born Dec. 6, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Lawrence and Hattie Hooker. She married Elmer Eichhorn, who died Feb. 24, 1990.

Eichhorn lived in Cape Girardeau 30 years. She moved to Inverness in 1962 from Clearwater, Fla. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Inverness.

She and her husband owned and operated Citrus Motel in Hernando, Fla., many years.

Survivors include a son, John Eichhorn of Hernando; four daughters, Mary Horne, Joyce Colston and Brenda Groham of Inverness, Linda Halvorson of Hernando; a brother, James Hooker of Crystal River, Fla.; three sisters, Renda Heady and Camilla Madison of Inverness, Mary Harmon of Tampa, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, a sister and a brother.

The funeral was June 4 at First Assembly of God Church in Inverness, with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Hooper Funeral Home in Inverness Chapel was in charge of arrangements.