Helen Pfister

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Coffeyville -

Helen Pfister, 89, a longtime Coffeyville resident passed away Thursday, April 1, 2010 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Parsons.

She was born March 10, 1921 at Kansas City, Missouri to Thomas P and Emily (Bochert) Shea.  Helen grew up in Kansas City, MO graduating from Southwest High School and St. Theresa of Avila Junior College.

On November 4, 1944 she married Jack P. Pfister at Miami, FL.  They moved to Coffeyville in 1946 where they made their home until moving to the Good Samaritan Center in Parsons, KS two years ago.  Helen and Jack celebrated 66 years of marriage last November.

Helen was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville, Altar Society, V.F.W. Auxiliary, and Coffeyville Running Club.  She was champion bowler, runner, and most importantly a champion in life, whose best days were spent enjoying her family.

Survivors include her husband, Jack of the home in Parsons; one daughter, Connie Lee of Coffeyville; one son Hook Pfister and wife Barbara of Coffeyville; five grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.  She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Judy Booth; five brothers and one sister.

A Rosary Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 4, 2010 at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville, Kansas.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 5, 2010 at the Holy Name Catholic Church.

Cremation has taken place.  Friends may sign the register book on Sunday, April 4, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

The family has suggested memorials to the Holy Name Catholic Church and the Good Samaritan Society in Parsons; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 N. Cline Road, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337-1207.

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Marilyn Smith Torrance April 25, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Connie, I don’t know if you remember me but we attended school together at Holy Name in the 1950′s and 1960′s. Also, my parents Frank and Dorothy Smith lived across the street from you before theirs deaths in 2005 and 2007.

I’m so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I remember your mom and dad when I was growing up. She was always such a nice and friendly lady. I live in Tulsa now, but when I’m in Coffeyville, it always brings back memories of growing up there and the good times I had.

I know how difficult it is to lose a mother. Even though you will always feel the loss, be thankful you had a such a wonderful mom.

Judy Steiger April 12, 2010 at 5:59 am

A truly lovely lady. I miss her.

Larry Johnston April 6, 2010 at 3:36 pm

I am sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know all too well what you are going through. May her memory be a blessing to you.

Bobby Owen April 5, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Jack, Connie, & Hook ,
Sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Our lord has a place for her in his everylasting glory.

Judy Killion April 5, 2010 at 11:33 am

So sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kay Hyatt April 4, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Jack, Connie, Hook & Barbara and all the grandchildren: Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers. Helen was a beautiful lady, both inside & out!!!! She is now with Judy, hope she lets her know how much she is still loved & missed! Love you all.

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