Templin, Helen Wall Helen Wall was born to Homer W. and Nettie (Aikin) Wall in Ennis, Texas on November 26, 1930. She graduated from Ennis High School in 1948. She married Bill G. Rankin on September 25, 1948, and they had one son, Ricky Joe Rankin, Born in 1960. Both Bill and Ricky died in accidents in March of 1975. Helen worked in banking for several years after their deaths. Helen and James Charles "Jim" Templin were married on May 14, 1983, and they continued to live in Ennis. Helen was a very active member of the First Christian Church where she served as an elder, and had served as church treasurer. During the 1990's Helen began working in genealogy, and became quite good at searching for and finding out about her ancestors. Her work led to her membership in the Magna Charta Dames, The Colonial Dames, Dames of the Court honor, Descendants of the American Colonists, Daughters of the American Revolution, The United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Presidential Families of America. Helen passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Methodist Hospital in Dallas after suffering a stroke. She is survived by her husband, Jim, her sister, Bettye Griswold, two sisters-in-law, ten nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and great nephews. A Celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Rosemary Redmond of the First Christian Church and Rev. Mike Dunham of the Gloryland Baptist Church of Quinlan officiating. Interment will follow in Myrtle Cemetery of Ennis under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, P O Box 363, Ennis, Texas, 75120.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Dec. 11, 2012