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Helen M. Rapp(1924 - 2013)

Helen Mae Rapp, nee Myers, 89, Warrenton, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Lincoln County Medical Center, Troy.

Helen was born Feb. 10, 1924, in Pendleton, the daughter of Charles Myers and wife Clara, nee Turner.

She was married to Melvin L. Rapp Oct. 24, 1942, and to this union were born two children, Terry and Sandra.

Helen was very involved in several civic and church groups. She was the former secretary/treasurer of the Warrenton Coordination Council as well as a member of the Business and Professional Women's Association. Helen taught church school classes for many years, and also was the church organist for over 70 years. She was a former president of the BPW and was the chairman of the Community Betterment Association for Warrenton. Helen was a former president of the Warren County PTA as well as the Scenic Library president. She served as treasurer of the Warrenton Chamber of Commerce and was chairman of the Crippled Children Society of Warren County. Helen was a former chairman of the Pendleton Methodist Church Board as well as president of the Women's Society of Christian Service and president of the Christian Service Board.

She and her husband, Melvin, owned H & M Rapp Realty for 25 years in Warrenton. They also ran and owned the general store in Pendleton for 13 years. Helen held a Realtor license. She enjoyed all of her community service and being with her family.

Helen is survived by one son, Terry Rapp and wife Barbara, Warrenton; one daughter, Sandra Lyke, Warrenton; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Melvin Rapp; parents, Charles and Clara Myers; two brothers, Pete and Richard Myers; and two sisters, Alice Mobley and Ether Dreyer.

Visitation was held Saturday, April 20, at Martin Funeral Home from 1 to 3 p.m.

Funeral services followed at 3 p.m at the funeral home.

Burial was in Warrenton City Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Turning Point, in care of Martin Funeral Home, 510 E. Main, Warrenton, MO 63383.

Online condolences may be made at www.martinfuneral.net.

The family chose Martin Funeral Home, Warrenton, with the care of their loved one.

Published in The Missourian on Apr. 25, 2013
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