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Helen R. Curran 1929-2018
Helen R. Curran 1929-2018

GREAT BEND — Helen R. Curran, 88, passed away at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend, Sept. 3, 2018.  

She was born Oct. 21, 1929, in Billings, Missouri, to Hubert John and Neva Mary (Burch) Gibson. She married Robert Lloyd Curran Dec. 30, 1956 at Billings, Missouri.  He died Feb. 7, 2002.

Coming from Louisville, Kentucky in 1969, Helen resided in Great Bend.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Southwest Missouri State in home economics, having been self-employed.  Helen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Cougar Booster Club, the Community Theater, EHU and the Lake Barton Golf Club.  She loved to play bridge, golf and sew.  She also loved to play board games with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Survivors include, one son, Thomas L. Curran and wife, Tina, Great Bend; one daughter, Susan C. Schneweis and husband Alan, Ellinwood; six grandchildren, Travis Schneweis, Erin Grosshuesch and husband Calvin; Bryce Schneweis; Jenna and Kirsten Curran and Kyrie Bair; and three great-grandchildren, Marla and Mison Sinn and Abel Pletcher, with one on the way.  

She was preceded in death by, her husband, Robert Lloyd Curran; one brother, Leland Gibson; and three sisters, Ruby Medlin, Mabel Zoller and Juanita Markey.  

Services will be announced at a later date and cremation has taken place. Memorials are suggested to Camp Hope, in care of Bryant Funeral Home

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Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 6, 2018