Helen Hodges

Helen B. Vaughn Hodges, 90, of Winfield, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 24, 2019, at her home.

A Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Winfield. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the church.

A memorial has been established in Helen’s name for Holy Name Catholic School. Contributions can be made through Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Online condolences can be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.

Born Oct. 26, 1928, in Winfield, Helen was the daughter of William A. and Agnes (Mulcahy) Vaughn. She was raised and educated in Winfield. After high school, Helen attended Cowley County Community College.

Helen began her career as a bookkeeper, working for Everett Lumber Company in Winfield. She worked for several area businesses in her career, including Winfield State Hospital and Training Center, Struthers Thermo Flood, and Binney and Smith. She retired from Binney and Smith in 1994. She was a lifelong member of Holy Name Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She enjoyed quilting, decorating and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. She was well known for helping her family with many remodeling projects.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by two sons, Michael L. Gardner and John W. Gardner; three brothers, William L. Vaughn, Raymond Vaughn and Thomas Howard Vaughn; an infant brother, Richard Vaughn; her sister, Mary Catherine Vaughn Kent; and her first great-grandchild, Spencer Mora Lord.

Her family includes daughters, Christina Gardner Todd and husband, Larry, of Arkansas City, Cindy Miller Suttles and husband, Bob, of Winfield, Mary Miller Goodwin and fiancé, Keith Mallatt, of Pittsburg; grandchildren, Craig Gardner, Michelle Gardner Bergkamp, Melanie Burnett Pouland, Rachel Ann Gardner Nicks, AnnDee Gardner, Zane Womack, Jesse Fuentes, Tamie Mora Booth, Tanya Mora Lord, Terie Mora, David Todd, Charley Todd, Robby Suttles, Ryan Suttles, Kelly Suttles Graber, Rachel Elrod Price, Lindsay Elrod Wood, Melissa Elrod Noles and Tyler Goodwin; and 40 great-grandchildren.

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