Helena Marie (Hedberg) Armistead

Born: Fri., Sep. 29, 1961
Died: Tue., Aug. 4, 2015


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 07, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Aug. 08, 2015
Location: Madison Park Christian Church East Worship Center

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   Helena Marie Armistead, 53, of Canton, Missouri, died at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday (August 4, 2015) in the Lewis County Nursing Home.

   Born September 29, 1961 in Quincy, Helena was the daughter of Dale and Inez Cadwell Hedberg. She married Scott Armistead on September 7, 1996 in Quincy.  He survives.

   Helena had a heart for God and grew in her faith at Madison Park Christian Church. She enjoyed tending to her flower garden, floral arranging, interior decorating and fishing. She was a devoted wife and mother and loved caring for family and following the activities of her children. She will always be remembered as a second Mom to many of her children's friends.

   Helena's passion was teaching children, which she did for several years as an Early Childhood and Special Education teacher in the Canton School District.  She was last employed for 6 years with the Hannibal Children's Center, first as a teacher and later as a Team Leader until her health forced her retirement.

   Survivors include her husband, Scott; her parents, Dale and Inez Hedberg of Quincy; three sons, Nathan Potts of Portland, OR, Adam Potts of Ames, IA and Erik Potts of St. Louis, MO; two step children, Kevin Armistead (Jessie) of Center, MO and Kaylen Armistead of St. Louis, MO; a brother, Dale Hedberg (Miriam) of Quincy; a sister, Carmen Curtis (Ivan) of Clarksville, TN; and three loving nieces, Ana Bent (Cameron), Abigail Hedberg and Emily Hedberg.

   Helena was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Milo and Goldie Hedberg; maternal grandparents, Harley Cadwell and Helen Cadwell VanDusen.

   Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 in Madison Park Christian Church East Worship Center (please use doors E or F) with Pastor Keith Ehresman officiating.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy.

   Memorials may be made to the Hannibal Children's Center or the James E. Cary Cancer Center.

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Cathy Howerter Allen
   Posted Wed August 05, 2015
My precious friend! I will forever look for you in the 4th pew on the right at Central Baptist Church waiting together for the final benediction.Oh what fun we had! What a blessing it is to call you friend! See you at the beach!
Cathy (Howerter) Allen

Amy (Pepper) Austin
   Posted Thu August 06, 2015
The heavens gained an angel for sure. This angel always made someone laugh, prayers to the family for their loss.

Kim McDermott
   Posted Thu August 06, 2015
I'm sorry for your loss

   Posted Thu August 06, 2015

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Potts Family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Armistead, Hedberg family. Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of Helena. Our hearts are with you. With Love Kevin and Yolanda Potts

Doris Mason
   Posted Thu August 06, 2015
Scott..So sorry to hear of your loss. God is with you and the children and will take care of you. Cindy and I will be praying for you. Kindest regards, Doris Mason

tandra potts
   Posted Thu August 06, 2015

DEAR TO MY HEART was sent by Ken .

Jon Gallagher
   Posted Fri August 07, 2015
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I'll keep the family in my prayers and ask the Lord to wrap his loving arms around you and give you comfort and strength to get this difficult time.

Leslie Mcphail
   Posted Fri August 07, 2015
I am so so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family.
Leslie Mcphail

Bob and Carolyn Tate
   Posted Fri August 07, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss.

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