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In Memory of

Helen F. Penfield

August 6, 1934 - October 26, 2016

Obituary


Helen F. Penfield, 82, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away October 26, 2016.



A Memorial Service will begin at 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 4, 2016, and will be preceded by a reception from 3:00-4:00 p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 904 Old Highway 63 South, Columbia, MO.



Helen was born in Provo, Utah to James and Lillian Foster. She earned her Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Washington and began her career in a speech and hearing clinic in Seattle.



She married Robert V....

Helen F. Penfield, 82, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away October 26, 2016.



A Memorial Service will begin at 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 4, 2016, and will be preceded by a reception from 3:00-4:00 p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 904 Old Highway 63 South, Columbia, MO.



Helen was born in Provo, Utah to James and Lillian Foster. She earned her Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Washington and began her career in a speech and hearing clinic in Seattle.



She married Robert V. Penfield on August 22, 1960, and they began not only their travels across the country but across the world.



After settling in Columbia, she worked as a Speech Pathologist for the Columbia Public Schools, and as a loving mother, where she focused on making children’s lives better. Helen’s reputation as a gifted teacher reached far beyond the classroom into her church and community responsibilities. Helen would have a kind word and sometimes a piece of wisdom for everyone she met.



Helen was loved and admired by her children, Jodi Thompson (Scott); Jon Penfield; Michael Penfield (Tracy) and her 11 grandchildren, as well as ALL those who had the privilege of knowing her.