Helen Irene


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Helen Irene Spinks

Aug 01 1923 - Jun 22 2005

Helen Irene Spinks-Rushing 8/1/23 - 6/22/05 Helen Irene Spinks-Rushing went to be with the Lord on Wednesday the 22nd of June. Please join us in saying good-bye and to celebrate her fulfilling life. Arrangements have been made at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home of McKinney, TX. Friends and family are welcome at the viewing on Friday evening June 25th between six and nine. We will gather in the chapel on Saturday evening, at four for a funeral service to say our fare well. Helen was born and raised in and around Princeton – Climax, TX on August 1st 1923. She attended high school in Farmersville, TX. She is preceded in death by her husband Powell T. Spinks Sr. whom she met while working at Love Field, Dallas and they were married in Farmersville, TX. on May 14, 1944. They would have been married for 47 years. Shortly there after, Helen and Powell moved to Maryland where they raised their two children, Powell and Donna. In 1962 they packed up their family and moved back to McKinney, TX. Helen retired from working at the City of McKinney after 33 years of dedicated service. During those years she was an active member of the Business and Professional Women’s Organization and many charitable functions around the McKinney area. She also did her helping deeds at MD Anderson Cancer Hospital of Houston when her husband was there for treatment. She was an active member of the First Christian Church of McKinney. In 1992 Powell Sr. died, Helen continued to work at the City of McKinney until she retired to attend her ailing sister. A few years later, she moved to Wills Point, TX to live near her son. In 2000, she was reunited with a high school sweetheart, DE Rushing of Farmersville, TX. After renewing their deep friendship and valuing their companionship, they were married. They enjoyed their golden years visiting friends and family and doing a lot of fishing. Helen was blessed with many friends, and she blessed their lives also, no matter where she lived. Family, friends and people were a very important part of her life She always looked for ways to be involved in helping other people, either family, friends or strangers. Many of our lives were touched by Helen, and we all are better people for that. She is gone to be with her Lord and Savior, but she will never be forgotten. Helen was the daughter of Dona and Frank Sims. She is survived by: her husband, DE Rushing; her sisters, Edith Edwards, Mildred Fisher and Lovetta Harvey; her brothers, Ralph and Aubrey Sims; her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Jim Morrow of Angleton, TX; her son and daughter-in-law, Powell and Diane Spinks of Wills Point, TX; her eight grandchildren and19 great grandchildren. Three step-children, Brenda Skinner, William Howe and Ronald Rushing. She was preceded in death by: her mother and father, Dona and Frank Sims; her husband, Powell Spinks; her sisters, Doris Gibson, Marie Spawn, Lucile Isabell; her brother, Melvin Sims.
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