August 4, 1923 - September 24, 2019
Helen Rose (Harkrader) Malcom was born on August 4, 1923 to Roy and Letha (Bellmon) Harkrader. She passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the Plantation House in Okmulgee, OK. Helen grew up on a farm with her sister and four brothers near Wichita, Kansas. While attending grade school in Andover, she met a young man who became the love of her life, Robert Malcom, when he threw a snowball down her back. They married on May 17, 1942. While Bob was serving during World War II, Helen attended Emporia State Teachers College in Emporia, Kansas and taught at a one-room country schoolhouse near Augusta, Kansas. Upon Bob's return, they made their home in Andover, Kansas. There, three daughters were born: Camelia Annette, Lani Shelene, and Gwyn Michele. A fourth daughter, Amy Colette was born after the family moved to Edmond, Oklahoma. Helen loved music and directed the Children's choir at the Methodist Church in Edmond. She sang in community musicals in Oklahoma City, and upon moving to Okmulgee, joined the Sweet Adelines. Helen and Bob joined Okmulgee Nazarene Church in 1973. She served the Lord by heading the Compassionate Ministries, directing the choir and as a soloist. Helen enjoyed flower gardening, baking, and cooking delicious meals for her family. She was an accomplished seamstress, sewing everything from shorts to prom dresses to wedding dresses. Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Robert, parents, brothers Harry, Floyd, and Roy Harkrader, sister Mary O'Donnell, and granddaughter Mary Bet Hubbert Gonzales. Survivors include her daughters Camelia Malcom of Okmulgee, Shelene Hubbert and husband Mark of Fifty Six, Arkansas, Gwyn Hubbert and husband Stephen of Stuart, Oklahoma, and Amy Powell and husband Rick of Santa Ana, California, brother Marvin Harkrader of Fredonia, Kansas, grandchildren Lani, Jason, Joanna, Sunny, Tanner, Jill, Ben, Abe, Stacia, Madeline, Drake; and Twenty-One great grandchildren. Funeral services for Helen will be held 2:00pm Friday, September 27,2019 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Okmulgee with Pastor Dale Fillmore officiating. Interment will follow at the Okmulgee Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kingdom Kids, Okmulgee Church of the Nazarene. Friends may visit the funeral home on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 3:00pm until 8:00pm with the family present from 6:00-8:00. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.
Helen Rose (Harkrader) Malcom was born on August 4, 1923 to Roy and Letha (Bellmon) Harkrader. She passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the Plantation House in Okmulgee, OK. Helen grew up on a farm with her sister and four brothers... View Obituary & Service Information
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