The family celebrates the life of Helen Marie Mentzel who peacefully went home to be with the Lord on February 27, 2014.|
During her 84 years she lovingly influenced her family to have faith in Christ, value education, develop a strong work ethic, and persevere through life's challenges. Her kind and sweet spirit will be missed by all who knew her.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 3 at the Waldo Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at West Hill Cemetery in Sherman, Texas.
Arrangements are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman.
Helen was born in Ft. Towson, Okla. on July 8, 1929, the daughter of Harry and Mary Foster Chesshir. Helen graduated high school in Burbank, Calif. and later married Pete Mentzel on July 10, 1948 in Taos, N.M. He preceded her in death on July 9, 1993.
She was the co owner of Mentzel's Appliance in Sherman for 33 years. Helen provided bookkeeping services for Belmont Baptist Church while serving as Secretary and then became a faithful member of East Sherman Baptist Church.
Helen is survived by her three sons, Kurt Mentzel and wife Linda of Arlington, Texas, Karl Mentzel and wife Debbie of Bountiful, Utah and John Mentzel and wife Cheryl of Sherman, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and one sister.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, and husband.
She was a resident of The Renaissance senior living community in Sherman.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 2nd from 2 to 4 p.m. at Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman.
The online register book may be signed online at www.waldofuneralhome.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2014