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Helen K. Farnham of Massillon, Ohio, passed away peacefully December 14, 2021. Helen was born in 1922 to Grant and Lena [Clow] King in Joliet, Illinois and grew up on a farm in Plainfield. Helen married Robert E. Farnham June 27, 1944, soon after they graduated from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.

Helen was predeceased by her parents, three brothers, a son-in-law, and in 2004, her husband. Survivors are daughters Elizabeth [Walter] Keller; Nancy [Frank] Pawlowski; Helen R. Farnham; Karin Powell; and Marjorie [William] Berens; and twenty-three grandchildren.

Having come to faith at an early age in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, Helen was passionate about evangelism and home and foreign missions, giving support through finances, prayer, and encouragement. She was active in church ministries throughout her adult life. For many years she was an elementary school teacher and reading specialist in the Naperville public schools while rearing five children in the Naperville area. Her life-long interests included education and music.

A Memorial for Helen Farnham will be held June 18 at 11AM at Wheatland Township Cemetery, 104th St, Naperville. A lunch will follow at Three Rivers Church, 23901 W. Rolf Rd, Plainfield. Memorial contributions may be directed to Northern Grace Youth Camp, Gillett, Wisconsin.


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