Helen Marie (McMahan) Shofner, aged 78, died peacefully on March 9, 2013 at home with family, after a long battle with cancer. Helen was born February 15, 1935, in St. Jo, Texas, the daughter of Nettie Ethel Reed and William McKinley McMahan.
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Helen graduated from St. Jo High School and attended Business College in Bartlesville to learn how to be a keypunch operator. She retired from Phillips Petroleum after 25 years.
In 1953, Helen married the love of her life Don Lynn Shofner and moved to Levelland, Texas. They lived in Barnsdall, Oklahoma and Chanute, Kansas before settling in Bartlesville, Oklahoma where they raised their three children.
Helen loved reading, gardening, traveling, cooking and spoiling her grandchildren. She was a member of the Church of Christ, the Geographic Club of Cushing, the Red Hat Society, and an active election volunteer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Don Shofner, and her three brothers, Jim McMahan, Curtis McMahan & Wesley McMahan.
Helen is survived by her husband's twin brother Jerry Shofner and his wife Margaret of St. Jo, TX; daughter, Sharon and her husband Ben Helm of Drumright, OK; son, Ray Shofner and wife Melissa of Ft. Gibson, OK and son, David Shofner of Ponca City, OK; 12 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and close friends.
Memorial service will be held at Davis Funeral Home, 402 E Broadway St, Cushing, OK at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 16, 2013. She will be buried in a private service at Memorial Park in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Ronald McDonald Foundation. Condolences may be sent to 99 Woodland Way, Drumright, OK 74030.
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Mar. 13 to Apr. 12, 2013