Helen L. Chism, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at her home in Hutchinson.
She was born on Sept. 14, 1939, in Sterling, to Frank and Mabel (Fenwick) Moore.
Helen was a homemaker and enjoyed dancing. Her greatest accomplishment was being a mom and grandma.
Helen is survived by nine children, Darlene Nolde and husband Michael of Hutchinson, Charlene Widener and husband David Monceaux of Hutchinson, Amy Widener of McPherson, Liz Widener of Hutchinson, Tammy Underwood of Oklahoma, Rhonda Starks of McPherson, Betty Widener of Hutchinson, Sonny Widener of Norton, and Christy Widener of Hutchinson; 23 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; three sisters; and four brothers.
She was preceded in death by husbands Richard E. Widener and Howard Chism; two granddaughters; two sons-in- law; two brothers; and two sisters.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson, with Chaplain Amy Claassen officiating. Friends may sign her book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.
Memorials may be made to Saint Luke’s Foundation in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main St., Hutchinson, KS 67501.