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Sandra Tidwell

Monday, June 26, 2017

AM in the Chapel with Bro. Stan Dean officiating. Burial will be at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens.Mrs. Tidwell was a member of Killen Church of Christ and was a past member of Delta Gamma ESA.She was preceded in death by her parents, John L. and Helen Smith; dearly loved father and mother in law, Carl and Mildred Tidwell.Mrs. Tidwell is survived by her husband, Glenn Tidwell; daughters, Melanie Herndon (Phil) and Suzette Allen (Brian); brothers, Buddy Smith (Carolyn) and Kevin Smith; several nieces and nephews.Pallbearers will be Wes Brink, Jay Hobbs, Mikey Hughes, Keith Herndon, Dennis Patterson, and Byron Smith.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.You are invited to leave condolences at www.elkinsfuneralhome.com.

Clyde Shelton, noted aviator, NASA pioneer, dies - Elk Valley Times

Monday, June 19, 2017

Rocket, finishing after 38 years with the Shuttle program in 1993.The patriarch of three generations of pilots, Clyde instructed his wife, Sara, in 1966; his son, Scott, now a Boeing 747 captain for Delta Airlines on his 16th birthday; and his grandson, Nevada, currently a captain in the United States Army flying the Blackhawk helicopter on his 16th birthday, as well.Clyde Shelton’s legacy is firmly established in those lives he touched. He was a genuine aviation professional. He was a man whose integrity, character, food nature and sincere interest in his students defined him as a man of competent humility.For his extraordinary and endearing contributions to aviation, Mr. Shelton was elected into the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame in 2016.Clyde will be missed by all he touched during his long historical career, but most importantly by his wife, Sara; his sons, Steve and Scott (Gwen); grandchildren, Ashley Davis (Johnny), Chase (Ashley), Nevada, Whitney (Marcus), Richard (Chelsea) and Cooper.Additionally, he will be missed by his great-grandchildren, Emma Grace, Anna Elizabeth, Abby, Walker, Ryder, Gunner, Ronin, and especially by his sister, Jodeen Steelman, and his brother-in-law, Ron (Dianah) West.Mr. Shelton was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Hamilton and Louella Shelton, and his brother, Thomas Owen Shelton.Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday, June 14, at 1 p.m. until time of service at 4 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. John Hathcock officiating. There will also be a very special funeral send off at the Madison County Executive Airport in Meridianville, Ala. A reception will be held at 11 a.m., followed by services and a fly over honoring Mr. Shelton at 1 p.m.Higgins Funeral Home is serving the family.

Dr. Terrell Davis 'Ted' Blanton - Shelbyville Times-Gazette

Monday, May 01, 2017

Chase Blanton, and Ted and Lillian Dickey. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Michelle Dickey.A graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta Honors Society. After graduating from The University of Mississippi Medical School in 1962, Dr. Blanton practiced medicine for 55 years. He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the Academy of Otolaryngology, Paul Harris Fellow and the President of the Central Medical Association in Jackson, Mississippi. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Tennessee Medical Association, the Mississippi State Medical Association, and the Southern Medical Association. He loved his patients and cared for them with a healer’s heart.Ted served in the Navy from 1961-1974 where he earned the rank of Commander. He received many commendations for his exemplary service. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Navy never left him as his family and friends can attest.He was an artist and musician. He played the banjo, drums, guitar, and piano. He was a member of the band The Docs of Dixieland, which cut records and played at events such as The Satellite Ball in Washington D.C. (He was known to dance the night away with his wife at Presidential Inaugural Balls.) Since moving to Shelbyville, he has enjoyed nearly weekly meetings with the R.O.M.E.O. Club (retired old men eating out), reading books suggested by friends and family, and recounting the stories of his childhood and bragging about his grandchildren to anyone with two good ears.Throughout his life, he was an active member of the Church. He and Barbara attended First Baptist Church in Shelbyville, where he was...

Civil-rights activist set example fighting for change - The Detroit News

Monday, May 01, 2017

Buy PhotoMs. Nancy Brand(Photo: Oralandar Brand-Williams / The Detroit News)Buy PhotoNancy Brand was given a tough choice as a civil-rights activist fighting in the Mississippi Delta for the right to vote in the early 1960s: Vote or feed your children.During the struggle by Mrs. Brand and other poor blacks fighting for the right to vote, some Mississippi government officials withheld free aid from them because of their involvement in the movement.After a firebombing at the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee office in Greenwood, Mississippi, where Mrs. Brand worked as the secretary of the organization, she fled north with eight of her nine children on a Greyhound bus in March 1963 with the help of Mississippi civil rights leaders like Medgar Evers, U.S. Marshals and the U.S. Justice Department amid threats on her life by segregationists for taking part in organizing for voting rights.Her story was among those featured in a Jet Magazine article that year.Mrs. Brand, a Detroit resident and the mother of Detroit News staff writer Oralandar Brand-Williams, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, following a bout with pneumonia. She was 93.“She wanted change,” s...

Mississippi doll collector buried dolls as a child in play funerals - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CLOSE Enjoy a walk-through, walk-back in time to the historic Mississippi Delta town of Nitta Yuma with members of a family that is working to preserve its legacy. Elijah Baylis/The Clarion-LedgerThe small Delta community of Nitta Yuma once boasted a population of nearly 600. That population is now around 20, including three members of the Phelps family, whose roots run 200 years deep here.(Photo: Elijah Baylis/The Clarion-Ledger)NITTA YUMA —  More than 6,000 eyes and not a blink or a wink.It is one of the largest doll collections in the state. More than 3,000 fill the sizable building that served as a general store in the 19th century.That is just one of the oddities of Nitta Yuma, a Delta community near the banks of Deer Creek in Sharkey County, 40 miles north of Rolling Fork and 35 miles south of Leland.Its story is like many others throughout Mississippi. Once a booming cotton community with a population approaching 600, Nitta Yuma is now home to about 20 souls who wouldn’t consider living elsewhere.But itty bitty Nitta Yuma also is unique. It had ele...

Conn. college student dies after choking during pancake-eating contest - The Boston Globe

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email.Several thousand people gathered on the Sacred Heart campus Sunday night to remember Nelson, a member of the Kappa Delta sorority, and share their grief. A Mass dedicated to her was followed by an impromptu candlelight vigil.Nelson’s father, James Nelson, was a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officer killed in the Sept. 11 attacks in Manhattan. The 40-year-old was killed while trying to rescue people trapped in the World Trade Center. His obituary said he was survived by two daughters, 11-year-old Anne and 5-year-old Caitlin.School officials said counseling services were being provided.‘‘The SHU community is mourning today,’’ the school said in a statement Monday. ‘‘We ask that during this time you give Caitlin’s family and the members of the SHU community privacy while they grieve.’’According to her LinkedIn page, Caitlin was certified in youth mental health first aid and volunteered at the Resiliency Center of Newtown, a nonprofit group that provides free counseling and other services to people affected by the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and six educators.Funeral services have not been announced.

Two killed in crash - Escanaba Daily Press

Monday, April 03, 2017

SHOW ARTICLE -- HYDE — Two people were killed and one person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday.At 9:53 a.m. on April 1, the Delta County Sheriff’s Department responded to a personal injury accident with entrapment at the intersection of U.S. 2 and 41 and I Rd. One of the vehicles, which was being driven by Gerald Grenfell, 84, had pulled onto U.S. 2 and 41 into the path of a westbound vehicle. Gerald was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle he was driving, Rosellen Grenfell, 80, died after being flown to U.P. Health System in Marquette. The driver of the westbound vehicle was treated for injuries and released at the scene.Alcohol and speeding are not believed to be factors in the crash. Assisting the Delta County Sheriff’s Department at the scene of the crash were the Michigan State Police, Escanaba Public Safety, Hannahville Tribal Police, Ford River Fire Department, Bark River Fire Department, U.P. Health System, and Valley Med Flight. The crash remains under investigation.Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Crawford Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 5, fro...

LYNDA L. GROVE - Youngstown Vindicator

Monday, March 27, 2017

Howland Local Schools. Lynda first began teaching 4th grade at Glenn Primary School and then continued teaching 4th grade at H.C. Mines in Howland, where she retired in 2013. Lynda was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Ohio Education Association, North Eastern Ohio Education Association and the Howland Retired Teachers. She was also a member of the Trumbull New Theatre. Lynda was a certified paramedic and was also an EMT instructor for many years, belonging to the Johnston Township Volunteer Fire Department. She was also a lifeguard on the Ohio side of Pymatuning State Park. Lynda enjoyed traveling abroad, doing ceramics and belonged to a ceramics club. She also enjoyed china painting and making dolls with her mother, Irene. Lynda was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Warren and was a member of its Altar & Rosary Society. She was also a member of the St. Benedictine Auxiliary of the Benedictine Monastery at SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church. Lynda also attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in McDonald, where her brother is pastor. Lynda will be deeply missed by her loving family, her husband of 37 years, George Allen Grove, whom she married June 23, 1979; two daughters, Sarah (Michael) Muccio of Clinton, N.Y. and Rebecca (Robert) Riley of Norfolk, Va.; her siblings, Dr. Deborah Brienz of Duncan, British Columbia, Fr. Edward R. Brienz Jr., pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in McDonald, and Veronica Barker of Los Angeles; and two grandsons, Michael ?Tony? Riley and Edward ?E.T.? Muccio. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Martha L. Saltzmann Grove; and brothers-in-law, Ted (Carol) Grove, Richard ?Rick? (Sharon) Grove, Ronald (Cindy) Grove and James (JoAnn) Grove; numerous nieces and nephews; and ...

Obituary: Donna Jeanne Helble - Winona Daily News

Monday, March 27, 2017

W.S.U. campus. She was co-founder and co-advisor for the Student International Reading Association on the W.S.U. campus, and Kappa Delta Pi, an education honorary at W.S.U.In the wider community, Donna served as president and board member of the following: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Winona, Winona Rotary Club, United Way of the Greater Winona Area, the Winona County Unit of the American Red Cross, the Winona County Cancer Society, the Winona Friends of the Library, the Winona Community Foundation, and the Winona branch of the American Association of University Women. She also served on the boards of the Winona State University Foundation, where she was heavily involved in planning for the Education Village, and the Winona Area Public Schools Foundation. Donna was a member and held offices in the following: the Southeastern Minnesota Reading Council, Phi Delta Kappa Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, Chapter CS of the PEO Sisterhood, the D.A.R., Sequoia Club, and the Ruskin Study Club. She attended the Blandin Community Leadership Program, as well. It must be mentioned that Donna was an avid bridge player.For these and other professional and community contributions, Donna was the recipient of many awards, including: Winona Teacher of the Year, inclusion in Who’s Who Among American Teachers, the Thomas Stark Award from the United Way, the Celebrate Literacy Award from the International Reading Association, the Athena Award for women in leadership from the Winona Chamber of Commerce, the Ben and Adith Miller Tribute from Winona Health, Rotary International Distinguished Club President (awarded in Barcelona, Spain), a Certificate of Appreciation from the city of Winona for increasing literacy among community youth, and a certificate from the Minnesota Senate for promoting literacy. Her name was also included in Who’s Who of American Women, the international Who’s Who of Professional Business Women, and Outstanding Young Women of America.Beyond her professional and civic contributions, Donna will be remembered as an energetic, witty, loving and giving friend to many people locally and around the world. She never stopped learning through her many activities, friendships, and her extensive travel to Europe, India, Australia and all over the world and United States. Donna’s willingness to host myriad public and private events, her generosity of spirit as well as treasure, love of educating children (even teaching them to swim), her ready laugh, her appreciation of beauty and humanity will all be missed by a community that has benefited from her full and benevolent life. As Donna’s mother would say, we will miss Donna’s “personality plus!”Donna’s survivors include her cousins, Steve Duffy and Lynn Enlow; special friend, Brian Williamson of Australia; and many, many other friends. Get tips on free stuff and fun ideas delivered weekly to your inbox .whatcounts-form-container.well { padding-bottom: 5px; } .whatcounts-form-container .left-col, .whatcounts-form-container .right-col{ float: left; width: 100%; max-width: 345px; } .whatcounts-form-container .left-col{ margin-right: 20px; } .whatcounts-form-container .whatcounts-min .left-col{ max-width: none; margin: 0; } .whatcounts-form-container .disclaimer { font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px; margin-bottom:10px; clear:both; } .whatcounts-form-container .input-group-addon.wc-addon-captcha{ padding: 4px 10px; border-left: 0; } Funeral services for Donna Jeanne Helble will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. at her church, Wesley United Methodist, in Winona, Minn. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m.

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Sandra Tidwell

Monday, June 26, 2017

AM in the Chapel with Bro. Stan Dean officiating. Burial will be at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens.Mrs. Tidwell was a member of Killen Church of Christ and was a past member of Delta Gamma ESA.She was preceded in death by her parents, John L. and Helen Smith; dearly loved father and mother in law, Carl and Mildred Tidwell.Mrs. Tidwell is survived by her husband, Glenn Tidwell; daughters, Melanie Herndon (Phil) and Suzette Allen (Brian); brothers, Buddy Smith (Carolyn) and Kevin Smith; several nieces and nephews.Pallbearers will be Wes Brink, Jay Hobbs, Mikey Hughes, Keith Herndon, Dennis Patterson, and Byron Smith.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.You are invited to leave condolences at www.elkinsfuneralhome.com.

Clyde Shelton, noted aviator, NASA pioneer, dies - Elk Valley Times

Monday, June 19, 2017

Rocket, finishing after 38 years with the Shuttle program in 1993.The patriarch of three generations of pilots, Clyde instructed his wife, Sara, in 1966; his son, Scott, now a Boeing 747 captain for Delta Airlines on his 16th birthday; and his grandson, Nevada, currently a captain in the United States Army flying the Blackhawk helicopter on his 16th birthday, as well.Clyde Shelton’s legacy is firmly established in those lives he touched. He was a genuine aviation professional. He was a man whose integrity, character, food nature and sincere interest in his students defined him as a man of competent humility.For his extraordinary and endearing contributions to aviation, Mr. Shelton was elected into the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame in 2016.Clyde will be missed by all he touched during his long historical career, but most importantly by his wife, Sara; his sons, Steve and Scott (Gwen); grandchildren, Ashley Davis (Johnny), Chase (Ashley), Nevada, Whitney (Marcus), Richard (Chelsea) and Cooper.Additionally, he will be missed by his great-grandchildren, Emma Grace, Anna Elizabeth, Abby, Walker, Ryder, Gunner, Ronin, and especially by his sister, Jodeen Steelman, and his brother-in-law, Ron (Dianah) West.Mr. Shelton was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Hamilton and Louella Shelton, and his brother, Thomas Owen Shelton.Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday, June 14, at 1 p.m. until time of service at 4 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. John Hathcock officiating. There will also be a very special funeral send off at the Madison County Executive Airport in Meridianville, Ala. A reception will be held at 11 a.m., followed by services and a fly over honoring Mr. Shelton at 1 p.m.Higgins Funeral Home is serving the family.

Dr. Terrell Davis 'Ted' Blanton - Shelbyville Times-Gazette

Monday, May 01, 2017

Chase Blanton, and Ted and Lillian Dickey. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Michelle Dickey.A graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta Honors Society. After graduating from The University of Mississippi Medical School in 1962, Dr. Blanton practiced medicine for 55 years. He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the Academy of Otolaryngology, Paul Harris Fellow and the President of the Central Medical Association in Jackson, Mississippi. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Tennessee Medical Association, the Mississippi State Medical Association, and the Southern Medical Association. He loved his patients and cared for them with a healer’s heart.Ted served in the Navy from 1961-1974 where he earned the rank of Commander. He received many commendations for his exemplary service. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Navy never left him as his family and friends can attest.He was an artist and musician. He played the banjo, drums, guitar, and piano. He was a member of the band The Docs of Dixieland, which cut records and played at events such as The Satellite Ball in Washington D.C. (He was known to dance the night away with his wife at Presidential Inaugural Balls.) Since moving to Shelbyville, he has enjoyed nearly weekly meetings with the R.O.M.E.O. Club (retired old men eating out), reading books suggested by friends and family, and recounting the stories of his childhood and bragging about his grandchildren to anyone with two good ears.Throughout his life, he was an active member of the Church. He and Barbara attended First Baptist Church in Shelbyville, where he was...

Civil-rights activist set example fighting for change - The Detroit News

Monday, May 01, 2017

Buy PhotoMs. Nancy Brand(Photo: Oralandar Brand-Williams / The Detroit News)Buy PhotoNancy Brand was given a tough choice as a civil-rights activist fighting in the Mississippi Delta for the right to vote in the early 1960s: Vote or feed your children.During the struggle by Mrs. Brand and other poor blacks fighting for the right to vote, some Mississippi government officials withheld free aid from them because of their involvement in the movement.After a firebombing at the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee office in Greenwood, Mississippi, where Mrs. Brand worked as the secretary of the organization, she fled north with eight of her nine children on a Greyhound bus in March 1963 with the help of Mississippi civil rights leaders like Medgar Evers, U.S. Marshals and the U.S. Justice Department amid threats on her life by segregationists for taking part in organizing for voting rights.Her story was among those featured in a Jet Magazine article that year.Mrs. Brand, a Detroit resident and the mother of Detroit News staff writer Oralandar Brand-Williams, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, following a bout with pneumonia. She was 93.“She wanted change,” s...

Mississippi doll collector buried dolls as a child in play funerals - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CLOSE Enjoy a walk-through, walk-back in time to the historic Mississippi Delta town of Nitta Yuma with members of a family that is working to preserve its legacy. Elijah Baylis/The Clarion-LedgerThe small Delta community of Nitta Yuma once boasted a population of nearly 600. That population is now around 20, including three members of the Phelps family, whose roots run 200 years deep here.(Photo: Elijah Baylis/The Clarion-Ledger)NITTA YUMA —  More than 6,000 eyes and not a blink or a wink.It is one of the largest doll collections in the state. More than 3,000 fill the sizable building that served as a general store in the 19th century.That is just one of the oddities of Nitta Yuma, a Delta community near the banks of Deer Creek in Sharkey County, 40 miles north of Rolling Fork and 35 miles south of Leland.Its story is like many others throughout Mississippi. Once a booming cotton community with a population approaching 600, Nitta Yuma is now home to about 20 souls who wouldn’t consider living elsewhere.But itty bitty Nitta Yuma also is unique. It had ele...

Conn. college student dies after choking during pancake-eating contest - The Boston Globe

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email.Several thousand people gathered on the Sacred Heart campus Sunday night to remember Nelson, a member of the Kappa Delta sorority, and share their grief. A Mass dedicated to her was followed by an impromptu candlelight vigil.Nelson’s father, James Nelson, was a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officer killed in the Sept. 11 attacks in Manhattan. The 40-year-old was killed while trying to rescue people trapped in the World Trade Center. His obituary said he was survived by two daughters, 11-year-old Anne and 5-year-old Caitlin.School officials said counseling services were being provided.‘‘The SHU community is mourning today,’’ the school said in a statement Monday. ‘‘We ask that during this time you give Caitlin’s family and the members of the SHU community privacy while they grieve.’’According to her LinkedIn page, Caitlin was certified in youth mental health first aid and volunteered at the Resiliency Center of Newtown, a nonprofit group that provides free counseling and other services to people affected by the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and six educators.Funeral services have not been announced.

Two killed in crash - Escanaba Daily Press

Monday, April 03, 2017

SHOW ARTICLE -- HYDE — Two people were killed and one person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday.At 9:53 a.m. on April 1, the Delta County Sheriff’s Department responded to a personal injury accident with entrapment at the intersection of U.S. 2 and 41 and I Rd. One of the vehicles, which was being driven by Gerald Grenfell, 84, had pulled onto U.S. 2 and 41 into the path of a westbound vehicle. Gerald was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle he was driving, Rosellen Grenfell, 80, died after being flown to U.P. Health System in Marquette. The driver of the westbound vehicle was treated for injuries and released at the scene.Alcohol and speeding are not believed to be factors in the crash. Assisting the Delta County Sheriff’s Department at the scene of the crash were the Michigan State Police, Escanaba Public Safety, Hannahville Tribal Police, Ford River Fire Department, Bark River Fire Department, U.P. Health System, and Valley Med Flight. The crash remains under investigation.Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Crawford Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 5, fro...

LYNDA L. GROVE - Youngstown Vindicator

Monday, March 27, 2017

Howland Local Schools. Lynda first began teaching 4th grade at Glenn Primary School and then continued teaching 4th grade at H.C. Mines in Howland, where she retired in 2013. Lynda was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Ohio Education Association, North Eastern Ohio Education Association and the Howland Retired Teachers. She was also a member of the Trumbull New Theatre. Lynda was a certified paramedic and was also an EMT instructor for many years, belonging to the Johnston Township Volunteer Fire Department. She was also a lifeguard on the Ohio side of Pymatuning State Park. Lynda enjoyed traveling abroad, doing ceramics and belonged to a ceramics club. She also enjoyed china painting and making dolls with her mother, Irene. Lynda was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Warren and was a member of its Altar & Rosary Society. She was also a member of the St. Benedictine Auxiliary of the Benedictine Monastery at SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church. Lynda also attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in McDonald, where her brother is pastor. Lynda will be deeply missed by her loving family, her husband of 37 years, George Allen Grove, whom she married June 23, 1979; two daughters, Sarah (Michael) Muccio of Clinton, N.Y. and Rebecca (Robert) Riley of Norfolk, Va.; her siblings, Dr. Deborah Brienz of Duncan, British Columbia, Fr. Edward R. Brienz Jr., pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in McDonald, and Veronica Barker of Los Angeles; and two grandsons, Michael ?Tony? Riley and Edward ?E.T.? Muccio. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Martha L. Saltzmann Grove; and brothers-in-law, Ted (Carol) Grove, Richard ?Rick? (Sharon) Grove, Ronald (Cindy) Grove and James (JoAnn) Grove; numerous nieces and nephews; and ...

Obituary: Donna Jeanne Helble - Winona Daily News

Monday, March 27, 2017

W.S.U. campus. She was co-founder and co-advisor for the Student International Reading Association on the W.S.U. campus, and Kappa Delta Pi, an education honorary at W.S.U.In the wider community, Donna served as president and board member of the following: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Winona, Winona Rotary Club, United Way of the Greater Winona Area, the Winona County Unit of the American Red Cross, the Winona County Cancer Society, the Winona Friends of the Library, the Winona Community Foundation, and the Winona branch of the American Association of University Women. She also served on the boards of the Winona State University Foundation, where she was heavily involved in planning for the Education Village, and the Winona Area Public Schools Foundation. Donna was a member and held offices in the following: the Southeastern Minnesota Reading Council, Phi Delta Kappa Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, Chapter CS of the PEO Sisterhood, the D.A.R., Sequoia Club, and the Ruskin Study Club. She attended the Blandin Community Leadership Program, as well. It must be mentioned that Donna was an avid bridge player.For these and other professional and community contributions, Donna was the recipient of many awards, including: Winona Teacher of the Year, inclusion in Who’s Who Among American Teachers, the Thomas Stark Award from the United Way, the Celebrate Literacy Award from the International Reading Association, the Athena Award for women in leadership from the Winona Chamber of Commerce, the Ben and Adith Miller Tribute from Winona Health, Rotary International Distinguished Club President (awarded in Barcelona, Spain), a Certificate of Appreciation from the city of Winona for increasing literacy among community youth, and a certificate from the Minnesota Senate for promoting literacy. Her name was also included in Who’s Who of American Women, the international Who’s Who of Professional Business Women, and Outstanding Young Women of America.Beyond her professional and civic contributions, Donna will be remembered as an energetic, witty, loving and giving friend to many people locally and around the world. She never stopped learning through her many activities, friendships, and her extensive travel to Europe, India, Australia and all over the world and United States. Donna’s willingness to host myriad public and private events, her generosity of spirit as well as treasure, love of educating children (even teaching them to swim), her ready laugh, her appreciation of beauty and humanity will all be missed by a community that has benefited from her full and benevolent life. As Donna’s mother would say, we will miss Donna’s “personality plus!”Donna’s survivors include her cousins, Steve Duffy and Lynn Enlow; special friend, Brian Williamson of Australia; and many, many other friends. Get tips on free stuff and fun ideas delivered weekly to your inbox .whatcounts-form-container.well { padding-bottom: 5px; } .whatcounts-form-container .left-col, .whatcounts-form-container .right-col{ float: left; width: 100%; max-width: 345px; } .whatcounts-form-container .left-col{ margin-right: 20px; } .whatcounts-form-container .whatcounts-min .left-col{ max-width: none; margin: 0; } .whatcounts-form-container .disclaimer { font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px; margin-bottom:10px; clear:both; } .whatcounts-form-container .input-group-addon.wc-addon-captcha{ padding: 4px 10px; border-left: 0; } Funeral services for Donna Jeanne Helble will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. at her church, Wesley United Methodist, in Winona, Minn. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m.