Helen E. Pedrick, 86, of Ottawa, KS died Sat., Dec. 12, 2020 at Morningstar Care Home of Baldwin City, KS.
She was born Mar. 30, 1934 in Helena, MT, the daughter of James and Penelope (Barr) Willey. She attended schools in Port Orchard, WA.
She was united in marriage to Rev. Raymond F. Pedrick on Mar. 21, 1953 in Port Orchard, WA at Bethel Community Church. They shared over forty-six years of marriage before his passing on Feb. 28, 2000.
Helen was a homemaker. She lived in Washington; Delta Junction, AK; Garden Grove, CA and Ottawa, KS. She worked on a Dairy Farm; worked as a Manager at McDonalds; and later worked for Hallmark Cards in Lawrence, KS.
She married Henry Rich in 2009. He died April 19, 2010.
Helen was a member of Hope Anthem Church and Daughters of the American Revolution. She enjoyed Bible Study and praying for others; reading; watching Hallmark movies, especially, Little House On The Prairie. Helen was the Family Genealogist. She loved to crochet, work puzzles, play Dominoes and the card game, Hand and Foot with family and friends. Helen also enjoyed being with her best friend, Norma Hills.
Mrs. Pedrick was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Raymond Pedrick and Henry Rich; an infant daughter; two infant sons; and five siblings.
Surviving family includes three sons, John Edward Pedrick and wife, Lisa, Ottawa, KS, James Pedrick and wife, Susan, Waverly, Iowa and Raymond Frank Jr. Pedrick and wife, Sandy, Corona, CA; two daughters, Cherie and Joyce Burman both of Alaska; two brothers, Larry Willey of Idaho and Chuck Willey of Washington; and five grandchildren.
To Celebrate Helen's Life, while following Covid-19 guidelines, a Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Hope Anthem Church, Ottawa, KS. Private family inurnment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City, KS. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Hope Anthem Church Legacy Fund or Hope House and may be sent in c/o Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067. Condolences may be sent to the Pedrick family through www.lamb-roberts.com
Published by Lawrence Journal-World on Jan. 5, 2021.