Southworth, Helen

Helen Southworth, 91, of Morenci, Mich., died March 1, 2009, at home.

She was born June 15, 1917, in Metamora, Ohio, the daughter of William and Mayme (Meeker) Kahle. She married Frederick Southworth on June 15, 1954, in Curtis, Mich., and he preceded her in death May 30, 1997.

Helen lived her entire life in the Morenci area. She worked for more than 45 years at the Morenci branch of the Bank of Lenawee as a bookkeeper, teller and officer, retiring in January 1983 as vice president of Bank of Lenawee.

She was a member of the Croswell Opera House, the Lenawee County Historical Museum, the Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the LaPlaisance Bay Chapter Daughters of the American Colonists.

Helen is survived by several cousins.  Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Harland Kahle.

There will be no visitation, funeral or viewing. Funeral arrangements were handled by Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.