Helen Marie Mead, age 84 of Quitman, Arkansas passed away December 25, 2012. Born April 12, 1928 in Lomesa, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Alma Menzel Richter and Alvin Richter. She was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Heber Springs, Arkansas.
She loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed gardening, bowling and knitting as hobbies.
Besides her parents, Mrs. Mead was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Oliver Mead and a son, Rodney Mead.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Gene Mead of Quitman, AR and Gaylon Ray Mead of Colorado Springs, CO; daughter, Carol Ann Mead of DM Air Force Base, AZ; one brother, Leon Richter of Pampa, TX, nineteen grandchildren; thirty-nine great grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be officiated by Rev. David Krause at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 300 Trailwood Drive, Heber Springs, Arkansas.
Cremation services are by Heber Springs Funeral Home, 1199 Wilburn Road, Heber Springs, Arkansas, 501-887-9152. Online Obituary: www.heberspringsfuneralhome.com