Mrs. Helen Marie Hass, 82, of Springfield, MO, died Friday, June 15, 2012, at The Waterford in Springfield, MO. She was born in December of 1929 to the late Luther and Oather Hill Starnes in Marmaduke. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Phineas and James Starnes, sisters, Thelma Hoggard, Bee Staires, Pauline Baker and Susan Gainey. Helen and her husband of 62 years, Curtis, moved from Marmaduke to Michigan after they were married. Helen was a homemaker and worked for Sears in the Women's Ready To Wear department for 22 years. She was active in Eastwood Methodist Church and enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by her husband: Curt, of the home; daughter and son-in-law: Marcia and Dr. Craig Downs of Springfield, MO; sister: Learline Campbell of Flint, MI; brother and sister-in-law: Dr. Wayne and Betty Starnes of Little Rock and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Monday at Heath Funeral Home. Her life will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Tuesday at Heath Colonial Chapel, Reverend Willyne Jordan and Dr. Wayne Starnes officiating. Burial will follow at Harvey's Chapel Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Eastwood United Methodist Church, 3312 Whittier Avenue, Flint, MI 48506. Sign online guestbook at www.heathfuneralhome.com.