Helen Mayberry

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Helen Mayberry

Helen Irene Mayberry, 89, of Jackson passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Monticello House.

She was born Feb. 19, 1923, in Oran, Mo., daughter of George Washington and Mary Lape Bowers. She and Ernest Mayberry were married Jan. 27, 1941. He passed away June 29, 2004.

Helen worked at the former Florsheim Shoe Factory and the former Rigdon's Laundry in Cape Girardeau.

Loving survivors include five sons, Ronald and Donald Mayberry of Jackson, Jimmy Mayberry of Patton, Mo., Leroy Mayberry of Biloxi, Miss., Steve Mayberry of Rossville, Kan.; three daughters, Janet Woods of Scott City, Peggy Hendricks of Emporia, Kan., Rosemary Klipfel of Topeka, Kan.; two brothers, Jack Bowers of Jackson, Paul Bowers of Topeka; two sisters, Juanita Bostic of St. Charles, Mo., Virginia Mayberry of Michigan; 32 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Jackie Mayberry; two daughters, Debra Kay Mayberry, Barbara Bowen; two brothers, Orie and G.W. Bowers; two sisters, Ida Bowen and Grace Newell.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Elijah Allen officiating. Interment will be in Caney Fork Cemetery near Millersville.

The family suggests that memorials be made to Caney Fork Cemetery.

Sympathy messages may be sent to the family online at www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.