The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 10, 2013

Helen Marie Kirklin


The Joplin Globe

JOPLIN, Mo. — Helen Marie Kirklin, age 80, formerly of Amarillo, Texas, died Monday, May 6, 2013, in Joplin, Mo.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 6969 East Interstate 40, Amarillo. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Helen was born June 18, 1932, in Roger Mills Co., Okla., to James Tilden and Annabell King Marshall.

She married George Richard Kirklin on Feb. 11, 1951, in Allison, Texas. Helen graduated from Allison High School in Allison, and worked in Amarillo as a licensed cosmetologist.

Helen was preceded in death by a sister, Lillie Mae Teague.

Survivors include her son, James Richard and Sarah, of Oologah, Okla.; sister, Betty Ann Henning and Ronald, of Reydon, Okla.; brothers, James Tilden Marshall Jr. and Cely, of Joplin, Mo., and John Wilfred Marshall and Jeanne, of Platte City, Mo.; aunts, Bessie and Bertha Honeycutt; nieces, Deborah Cowan, Diana Standiford, Denise Parman, Lola West, Audra and Courtney Marshall; nephews, Sean and Aaron Marshall, Jimmy, Ron and Steve Henning; and numerous cousins.

The family thanks the many individuals at Joplin's Spring River Christian Village who cared for Helen.