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Helen Bernice Karcher

   A celebration of life service for Helen Bernice Karcher , who died on Saturday, July 11, 2015, in Seward, Neb., will be held at 10 a.m.. Wednesday,  July 15, 2015, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Vernon with the Rev. Keith Kubitz officiating and interment at Wilbarger Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. A luncheon will follow interment.
  Karcher was born in Vernon on Aug. 22, 1929. She attended Vernon High School, and St. John’s College in Winfield, Kan. She taught second grade at Ebenezer Lutheran School in St. Louis, Mo., from 1949-1956. After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, she returned to Vernon to live with her mother and father. Upon her father’s death, she moved back to St. Louis to live with her sister, Jeanelle Hintze. There she served as the superintendent of the cradle roll, sewed quilts for Lutheran World Relief, and was part of the telephone committee. She returned to Vernon in 2010 and moved to be near family again in 2013. She resided in Seward, Neb. at the time of her death.
   She is survived by four sisters, Dorothy Schoppa,  Myrtle Hingst, Jeanelle Hintze and Ruth Mueller as well as many nieces and nephews . She was preceded in death by her mother, Olivia (Keisling) Karcher, her father Ernest Henry Karcher, and her sister Caroline (Karcher) Blochberger.
   Viewing will be on Tuesday,  July 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home.
   Memorials can be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Vernon, Texas or The Lutheran Hour.
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