It's been a year since my grandmother's sister, Helen Gannan Eberhart, passed away. Aunt Helen was a wonderful person, full of life and good stories. In spite of battling lung cancer and losing her eyesight, becoming a widow when her husband (Uncle "Pint") passed away after suffering through Alzheimer's, and spending her last years in an assisted living facility, she remained upbeat and positive until the end.
She was buried on a beautiful, crisp, clear New Year's Day in 2011, as the sun was setting over Gilman City, Missouri, the small northern Missouri town she had called home in her youth.
Her obituary does not begin to describe the wonderful life she lived, and how much she is missed.
Graveside service and burial for Helen Eberhart will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 1, 2011, at the Masonic Cemetery in Gilman City [Missouri]. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany. The family requests memorials to the Masonic Cemetery in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424.
Helen Arlene Eberhart, 90, Gilman City, died in Dallas, Texas on December 24, 2010.
She married Charles Marion Eberhart. He preceded her in death on February 1, 2001.
Survivors include one son, Carl Eberhart; one brother, Don Gannan; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.