In Loving Memory
Helen Mae Rawson was born December 10, 1929 to Emmett and Helen (Lehman) Johnson in Kansas City, Missouri. In the mid forties her sisters and mother moved to Burbank, CA where she graduated from Burbank High School. After high school the family moved back to Kansas City where she met her first husband Robert Leroy Chism, They were married in 1949 and had 3 children, Kim, Craig, and Lynn. Helen and Robert were married for 20 years until Robert passed in 1969.
In 1971 Helen met a wonderful man named Billy Rawson and they married September 29, 1972. Billy had 3 children named Sharon, Larry, and Mary. And they became a blended family of 8. Helen and Billy shared the love of family and travel with everyone they met. They did not know a stranger. They served the Lord enjoying mission work throughout the world.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett and Helen Johnson; sisters, Jane and Lorraine; son, Larry; granddaughter, Tiffany; great granddaughter, A’Maya.
Helen is survived by her 5 children, Kim (David) Bruhnke, Craig (Cynthia) Chism, Lynn (Al) Hill, Mary Schurtz, and Sharon Cody; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.
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