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Helen Oldham

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; husband; one grandson, Cory; one brother, Richard; and one sister, Hazel.

A private graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Greenville-Fairfield Cemetery in New Bedford with Butch McNinch officiating. Cremation rites were accorded.

A memorial has been established in her memory to Happy Tails in Rock Falls.

The Garland Funeral Home in Tampico is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.garlandfuneralhome.com.

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