12-1:00 P.M. Monday, February 28 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
1:00 P.M. Monday, February 28 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Erie Cemetery, Erie ND
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Helen C. McBenge, 70, West Fargo, ND died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 in Sanford Health.
Helen Farrar was born on April 15, 1940 in Steelville, Missouri to Troy and Sarah Elizabeth (Stotler) Farrar.Helen married James McBenge on March 15, 1965 in Missouri. They moved to the Fargo area in 1990.
Helen worked as a homemaker raising her children. Helen loved writing, polka music, animals, and going to church.
Helen was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by children, Robert Downing, Cuba, Missouri, James McBenge, West Fargo, North Dakota, Cindy (Churchill) Hensley II, Mapleton, North Dakota, Loren (Cassie) McBenge, Moorhead, Minnesota; grandchildren, Gary Lee Downing, TJ Downing, Justin Downing, Sarah Downing, Churchill Hensley III, Curtis Hensley, Crystal Hensley; 7 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry (Janet) Farrar, Highridge, Missouri; sister, Janet (Harold) Pitts, Bridgeton, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James, parents Troy and Sarah Farrar; twin sons, Gary and Jerry Downing, infant son, Terry Downing, and a sister Paulann Mowery.