Helen Marie Giffin of Bloomfield, daughter of the late John Woodrow and Sylvia Eula Sailors French, was born in Avert, Missouri on February 10, 1936, and passed away at her home in Englewood, Florida, on March 11, 2019, at the age of 83 years, 1 month and 1 day.
Helen had lived in Bloomfield for many years of her life. She graduated from Bloomfield High School, had worked at Elder's Manufacturing, the Dept. of Social Services and worked for the National Park Service before she retired. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield.
She was first married to Wayne Gibbs. She later married James R. GiffIn on May 30, 1984 in Republic, Missouri.
Surviving are her husband, James R. Giffin of Bloomfield; one son & wife, Allen and Debbie Gibbs of Van Buren, Missouri; one daughter & husband, Cindy and Mark Blasa of Bethalto, Illinois; four grandchildren & spouses, Josh & Tracy Gibbs, Justin & Katishia Gibbs, Nate & Tiffany Blasa, Lauren & Joel Claytor; seven great grandchildren, Cayden, Cooper, Kaytie & Ella Gibbs, Clark & Grant Blasa, and Josalyn Claytor; three step-children, Barbara Giffin, Bobby Giffin & Donald Giffin; eight step-grandchildren; eight step-great grandchildren (and one on the way); one brother & wife, Charles and Charlene French of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; one sister & husband, Brenda and Larry Champ of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by a step-son, Harry Giffin, and a step-grandchild.
Friends may visit on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Services will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at 1:30 pm at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastor Alice Fowler of Bloomfield, Missouri officiating.
Interment will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, P O Box 302, Bloomfield, MO 63825.