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Helen M. (Lehmann) Anken

Born: Mon., Apr. 9, 1923
Died: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 24, 2018
Location: LaRobardiere
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Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Aug. 24, 2018
Location: LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.

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     Helen M. Anken, 95, of Redfield, NY passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the Oneida Healthcare Center. She was born in Delphi Falls, NY on April 9, 1923 a daughter of Ernest & Julia Gruetter Lehmann. Helen was a 1940 graduate of Fabius High School and a 1942 graduate of Cazenovia College. On February 13, 1943 she married Fred Anken in Delphi Falls, NY. Fred and Helen were cheesemakers and dairy farmers for many years in the Redfield area, he passed away on August 2, 1996.

     Helen was an active member of the former Redfield Community Church and later named Redfield Christian Church where she served as treasurer and member of the Women’s Fellowship Committee. Her civic contributions included serving as Assessor for the Town of Redfield for 10 years and as Town Historian for 20 years. She was also a 60+ member of the former Redfield Rebekah Lodge #673.

     Besides her husband, Helen was predeceased by a daughter, Heidi Anken, October 3, 2004. She is survived by her granddaughter, Alice Mills and fiance’ Jonathan Poss, Atlanta, GA and her grandson, Andrew & Patti Mills, Rapid City, SD and several nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M., Friday, August 24, 2018 from the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY. Calling hours will be held from 11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. prior to services at the funeral home, 109 Main Street. Interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Stokes, NY. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Redfield Vol. Fire Dept. and/or Redfield Grace Fellowship Church.

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   Posted Mon August 20, 2018
Love you aunt Helen! You were the greatest example on what goes true shepard should be! Thank you for your kindness and love you have myself and my family through the years ! May you fly high with the angels! You'll be missed,until we are together again!!!love Jackie young Douglass!Alice and and y ,love and miss you ! Would love to see you both ,wish I could be there but just returned home yesterday hugs and thought Jackie

Jean and Ken Stokes
   Posted Wed August 22, 2018
My dear aunt Helen: You were a very loving and kind light in our lives. The few times we were able to visit you brought back so many memories of my childhood. You were certainly loved in your community because you helped so many people. I also know you loved God and He will take care of you now.

Crystal Lentjes
   Posted Thu August 23, 2018

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Crystal Lentjes .

Glenn & Bridgette Buyea
   Posted Fri August 24, 2018
RIP Aunt Helen😪

Penny (Stokes) Wendlandt
   Posted Fri August 24, 2018
Aunt Helen has been an inspiration to me. I loved her optimism, strength and independence. I will always cherish my visits with her and the opportunity to listen to her stories of family and her life.
p.s. I would love to connect with any relatives by email or Facebook!

Williams Family
   Posted Mon August 27, 2018
Condolences to the Anken family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.

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