Helen Elizabeth Sheehan (Fuller), 94 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at Crystal Oaks Skilled Nursing Facility in Festus, Missouri. Services entrusted to Hoefer Funeral Home Inc.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Higginsville with the Rev. Liz Lindsey officiating. Her cremains will be buried on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM next to her husband in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be sent to Lafayette County C-1 Educational Foundation or First Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hoeferfuneralhome.com
Born Sunday, January 4, 1925 in Fort Worth, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Eldon Fuller and the late Helen Fuller (Kincannon). Helen married Richard M. Sheehan December 19, 1948. Richard preceded her in death on August 9, 2003. They were married 55 wonderful years.
Helen graduated High School in Waco, TX. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Baylor University in Waco, TX. She completed graduate school at Indiana University Bloomington, earning a Master’s in English. Helen taught English in Texas after college and in 1965 she moved to Higginsville. She spent the next 25 years teaching in the Lafayette County School District until her retirement in 1990. Helen went on to own an antique business after retiring from teaching. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church. Helen enjoyed singing in the church choir, being part of the Church Session, and being a member of the Red Hat Society.
Surviving are two sons, James (Betsy Benedict) Sheehan of Rochester, NY, Bruce (Mary) Sheehan of High Ridge, MO; four grandchildren, John (Darla) Sheehan of Philadelphia, PA, Kevin Sheehan of High Ridge, Emily (Brad) Oliver of Peoria, IL, Matthew Sheehan of Peoria; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Richard M. Sheehan.