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Helen Ilene Lankford Burrell

Helen Ilene Lankford Burrell, 90, passed away at her home in Iowa Park Monday, March 6, 2017.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Iowa Park Church of Christ with Bill Lockwood officiating.

Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. at Dutton Funeral Home.

She was born January 9, 1927, in Alanreed, TX, to Hollie “Red” Lankford and Martha Emaline Wilber Lankford.

A 57-year resident of Iowa Park, Helen taught in Iowa Park schools for 17 years. She was an active member of the Iowa Park Church of Christ; a member of Modern Music Club, Retired Teachers’ Association, and volunteered in the Wichita County Adult Literacy Program for many years.

She was a graduate of Sam Houston State University.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her husband, Derrell Burrell; brothers Collins Gerald Lankford, Virgil D.H. Lankford, Pete S. Lankford and Kenneth Lankford; and sisters Violet Lorene Moor, Geneva Jay Anderson, Ruby Lois Kelly and Esther Almeta Verdi.

She is survived by daughters, Betsy Burrell of Dallas and Holly Hunter and husband, Michael, of Rhome, Tx; granddaughters Lindsey Witt of Bryan, TX and Kelsey Dillon and husband Brad of Champaign, IL; brother, Glen Lankford of Wichita Falls; and four generations of nieces and nephews.

Those wishing may honor Helen by making a donation to Midwestern State University, ATTN: Laura Peterson, Office of Donor Services and Scholarships - In honor of Helen Burrell, 3410 Taft, Wichita Falls, TX 76308; or Hospice of Wichita Falls or the Iowa Park Church of Christ.

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