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Helen Elizabeth Ribbing

July 13, 1930 April 9, 2019
Helen Elizabeth Ribbing
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Obituary for Helen Elizabeth Ribbing

Helen Elizabeth Ribbing, age 88, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 4:05 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at the Mercy Hospital in Aurora. She was born July 13, 1930, in Washburn, Missouri, the daughter of Jack and Murrel (Brown) Ford.

Helen and her husband Dean owned and operated Ribbing Plumbing in the Aurora area for over 30 years. Helen worked in the dietary department at Mercy Hospital in Aurora and was a member of the Aurora First Baptist Church.

On November 5, 1948, she married Calvin Dean Ribbing in Springfield, Missouri. He preceded her in death on November 26, 2011.

Helen is survived by one son, Jerry Ribbing and his wife, Debbie, of Marionville, Missouri; two daughters, Ellen Richardson of Aurora, and Sherry Henson and her husband, Roger, of Aurora; one brother, Glen Ford and his wife, Virginia, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Murrel, husband, Dean, grandson, Shane Ribbing, son-in-law, Buck Richardson, four sisters, Ruby Ford, Cora Frances Tiedeman, Edna Fountain and Goldie Smith, and four brothers, James, Ernest, Burton and Frank Ford.

A visitation will be held from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora with a funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora.

Memorial donations may be made payable to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon or Mercy Hospice, in care of the funeral home.

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Visitation

Friday

12

Apr

12:00 PM 4/12/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 4/12/2019 1:00:00 PM
Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home

303 S. Jefferson Ave.
Aurora, MO 65605

Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home
303 S. Jefferson Ave. Aurora 65605 MO
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

12

Apr

1:00 PM 4/12/2019 1:00:00 PM
Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home

303 S. Jefferson Ave.
Aurora, MO 65605

Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home
303 S. Jefferson Ave. Aurora 65605 MO
United States

Burial

Friday

12

Apr

2:00 PM 4/12/2019 2:00:00 PM
Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora

2 W Prospect St
Aurora, MO 65605

Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora
2 W Prospect St Aurora 65605 MO
United States

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Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora Final Resting Place

2 W Prospect St
Aurora, MO 65605

2 W Prospect St Aurora 65605 MO
United States
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