Fern Baltz

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Helen Fern Baltz, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 1, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

She was born Dec. 1, 1920, at Bunker, Mo., daughter of Everett and Bernice Collins Light. She and John Baltz were married Nov. 11, 1944, in Salem, Ark. He died May 25, 1995.

Baltz was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and a longtime Sunday school teacher.

Survivors include two sons, Doug Baltz of Cape Girardeau, Dwain Baltz of St. Peters, Mo.; a daughter, Barbara Baltz of Fort Belvoir, Va.; three brothers, Carl, Dale and Wayne Light of St. Louis; four sisters, Dorothy Easter of Columbia, Ill., Ruby Light and June Zaretski of St. Louis, Ruth Wilkerson of Florissant, Mo.; and two grandchildren.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Centenary United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jeff Long officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.