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Helen F. Sizelove

January 9, 2016

Life Sketch for Helen Sizelove

Helen Sizelove, 85, passed away on January 9th at Presbyterian Manor in Newton, Kansas.

Helen was born on September 12, 1930 in Mountain Grove, Missouri to Taylor and Anna (Williams) Sails.

Helen married her best friend, Claudie Sizelove, and they were married for 49 years and he preceded her in death.

Helen loved the life of a farmer, rancher, gardener and being in the outdoors. She raised Black Angus Cows, was a horseback rider and square dancer. She had multiple careers as she worked as a rural school teacher, nurse’s aide, Real Estate Broker, Auction Clerk for Sizelove Auction Company and bookkeeper for Axtell Clinic.

She is survived by children: Leta (Mings) Thomas and Mike, Kate (Sizelove) McPheeters and Phillip, Debbie (Mings) Ford, Cindy (Sizelove) Pyl and Jelke, Mark Sizelove and wife, Candy; thirteen grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Anna and Taylor Sails; brother: Aaron (Buck) Sails, sister: Zelma (Sails) Fetrow; and husband: Claudie Verle Sizelove and son in law, Ben Ford.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Petersen Funeral Chapel. A visitation will be on Friday, January 22, 2016 from 5:00 ~9:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home. The family will be present to greet friends from 6:00 ~ 8:00 p.m. A graveside committal will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

A memorial has been established for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, P.O. Box 52074, Phoenix, AZ. 85072-2074. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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3 thoughts on “Helen F. Sizelove

  1. So sorry for your loss. Helen was a great gal and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

  2. Sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. What a lovely lady and wonderful cousin she has been. We will be thinking of you all this weekend as we have since we heard the news. Eldon’s wife Joyce is undergoing radical ovarian cancer surgery and chemo again today and if I am up to traveling, currently under the weather and at home per Dr. Orders, this weekend I feel like we need to go to KC to see Joyce. Would like to make sure you all know you are welcome at our place anytime. Would love to have you. You are all in our prayers.
    Love to all,
    Lynn and Lisa

  3. So sad to hear of Helen passing. I was blessed to have had the chance to see her again a couple of years ago. Her and Verle were the last ones of that era in our family. She was a sweet lady and will be missed but I know there is a big reunion in Heaven for her and Verle!!!!!

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