Helen Rosa Curtis

Helen Rosa Curtis of Mission, Texas passed away December 17, 2016, at The Mission Nursing Home in Mission. She was born April 11, 1925.

Mrs. Curtis was a school teacher at New Hope School in Knobel, AR who later became a seamstress. She then returned to school earning her nursing degree and began working at Mercy Hospital in Urbana, IL as an L. P. N. She retired from Mission Regional Hospital in Mission. She enjoyed singing and spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Mission where her passion was volunteering for the children’s programs.

She is survived by her daughters Elfreda (Jim) Harmon of Shorewood, IL and Rebecca Curtis of Mission, TX; grandson Benjamin Maffit of Joliet, IL; great grandson Brandon Maffit; sisters Syble (Jack) Ingram of Corning, AR and Betty Vinson of Corning, AR; sister-in-law Dorris Fowler of Polk City, FL; and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years Elfra I. Curtis in June 1997; parents Andrew F. Fowler and Susie J.; sisters Nellie Calhoun, Maudie Hayes, and Lucille Curtis; brother William (Bud) Fowler; 10 brother-in-law’s; four sister- in-law’s; and three infant grandsons.

Visitation will be Friday, December 23, from 12:30- 1:30 p.m. at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning. Funeral service will follow at 1:30 at the funeral home with Rev. Josh Raspberry officiating. Burial will be in Bond Cemetery in Knobel.

Clay County Courier

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Corning, Arkansas 72422-0085
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