Helen Ilene Burrell
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Helen Ilene Burrell
  • January 9, 1927 - March 6, 2017
  • Iowa Park, Texas

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Helen Ilene (Lankford) Burrell, 90, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 in Iowa Park, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Iowa Park Church of Christ with Mr. Bill Lockwood officiating. Graveside services will follow at the Highland Cemetery Pavilion under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home in Iowa Park. Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the funeral home.
Helen was born January 9, 1927 in Alanreed, Texas to Hollie "Red" and Martha Emaline (Wilber) Lankford. She was a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor degree in Education. Helen was a resident of Iowa Park for the past 57 years, she taught in the Iowa Park schools for 17 years. She was an active member of the Iowa Park Church of Christ, member of Modern Music Club, Retired Teachers' Association, and volunteered in the Adult Literacy Program for many years.
Helen is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Derrell Burrell; brothers, Collin Gerald Lankford, Virgil D.H. Lankford, Pete S. Lankford, and Kenneth Lankford; sisters, Violet Lorene Moore, Geneva Jay Anderson, Ruby Lois Kelly, and Esther Almeta Verdi.
Surviving relatives include her daughters, Betsy Burrell of Dallas, Texas and Holly Hunter and husband, Michael of Rhome, Texas; granddaughters, Lindsey Witt of Bryan, Texas and Kelsey Dillon and husband, Brad of Champaign, Illinois; brother, Glen Lankford of Wichita Falls; as well as four generations of nieces and nephews. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Rd. Wichita Falls, TX 76309 or to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org/donate.