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JOPLIN - Helen Hodges, 90, of Joplin died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at a Chester nursing home.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Joplin. Burial will follow in the Joplin Cemetery.

Helen was born on Nov. 8, 1912, at Chicago to Edward and Mary (Kreitmeir) Tempel. She moved with her family to homestead north of Chester when she was 4. Helen received her early education at the Tingdahl School near the farm. She continued her schooling in Joplin through her sophomore year, when she quit to help on the farm after her father was injured in a farming accid...


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