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Helen Garland

Published: Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 10:46 a.m. CDT

WALNUT — Helen R. Garland, 59, of Walnut died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at her home surrounded by her friends and family.

Helen was born Aug. 17, 1954, in Dixon the daughter of Wayne Clinton and Betty Jane (Wagner) Palmer. She worked at Walnut Manor Nursing Home in Walnut for 10 years, she retired on March 1, 2013. Helen was a member of the First Christian Church in Polo. She graduated from Polo Community High School, later went on to Sterling School of Beauty and also La James College of Hairstyling in Mason City, Iowa. Helen enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and her dog Baxter.

Survivors include one daughter, Sarah (Black) Cunliffe of Wyanet; one brother, Roger (Jane) Palmer of Polo; four grandchildren, Camron, Gabbi, Shayla, and Mikey; one niece, Jena Pilling; one nephew, Jarrin Palmer; two great nieces Kennedi and Kenzie; and two great nephews, Kurtis and Johnny.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls.

Cremation rites will follow and inurnment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

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