DENVER, Colo. -- Helen Louise Stamm, 84, of Benkelman, died Thursday (May 27, 2004) at Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital in Denver, Colo.
She was born Jan. 29, 1920, to Reece W. and Mayme Edith (Morrison) Hardwick northeast of Parks on a farm. She grew up on the farm and attended school in District 24 and graduated from Benkelman High School in 1938.
On Dec. 8, 1940, she married Everett Bernard Stamm. She catered many weddings with Gloria Lutz, lending her talents in cake decorating.
She was a member of the Extension Club and served as a 4-H leader for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Francis Hardwick; sister, Erma Dunn; and granddaughter, Kristina Lea Wilson.
Survivors include her husband, Everett Stamm of Benkelman; daughters, Janice DeWester and husband, Gary of Wauneta an d Anita Wilson and husband, Laddie of Olathe, Kan.; sister, Fern Ham; brother, Bob Hardwick; sisters-in-law, Norma Hardwick and Inez Stamm, all of Benkelman; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services were today, 10 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Benkelman with the Revs. Norman Prather and Mark Spellman officiating. Interment was in Benkelman Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Forch Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.