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Helen D. Oldham

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

STERLING – Helen D. Oldham, 98, of Sterling, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Coventry Village in Sterling.

Helen was born March 4, 1915, in Zearing, the daughter of Magnus and Freida (Elliason) Olson. She was united in marriage to John Oldham on Dec. 14, 1945, in Princeton. He preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 2003. She was a homemaker all her life, and loved to knit for “Knit For Kids.”

She is survived by one daughter, Nadine Oldham of Sterling; one son, Arthur (Diane) Oldham of Tampico; one granddaughter, Renee Robinson of Arizona; two great-grandchildren, Samantha and Andrew; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one grandson, Cory; one brother, Richard; and one sister, Hazel.

A private graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Greenville-Fairfield Cemetery in New Bedford, with Butch McNinch officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Garland Funeral Home in Tampico is handling arrangements.

A memorial has been established to Happy Tails Animal Shelter in Rock Falls.

Visit www.garlandfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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