Elsbeth Helling

Elsbeth Helling

Elsbeth Helling

Elsbeth Helling, 92, of St. Joseph went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.

She was born June 16, 1927, in Gelsenkirchen-Horst, Germany, to Ferdinand and Anna (Schweichel) Lenk.

The family will receive guests from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Washington Avenue Church of God, 4051 Washington Ave., St. Joseph, with Pastor Andreas Hannich officiating. Burial to follow in Hickory Bluff Cemetery, Stevensville. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph. Memorial contributions may be given to Liberian missionaries, Caleb and Monika Sannoh at https://newinternational.org/give/campaign/sannoh. Checks can be made care of Washington Avenue Church of God. Those wishing to leave condolences or make memorials may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Elsbeth is survived by her children, Esther (Erich) Kant and and Detlef (Helga) Helling; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Frieda (the late Helmut) Mueller, Fritz (Renate) Lenk and Helga (the late Arnold) Arndt; and sister-in-law, Christa Lenk-Hoffmann.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Guenther Helling; sister, Gertrude (the late Herbert) Tatzmann; brother, Manfred Lenk; her great-grandchild, Jeffery Farrell; and her parents.