Helen Margaret Oxendine


    Helen Margaret Oxendine (nee Sisco) of Steelville, Missouri was born July 13, 1938 in House Springs, Missouri to Thomas and Pearl Sisco and passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the age of 80 years, 5 months and 27 days.


    She graduated from Salem High School in 1957.
    Helen married Donald “Don” Oxendine in July of 1960 in Salem, Missouri.
    Helen was employed at Brown Shoe Company in Steelville, Missouri for 30 plus years and later went to work at San Val for five years where she retired.
    Helen was a member of the Victory Baptist Church and later attended Steelville Assembly of God Church. She so loved going to church and singing. She spent many hours of cooking, canning and gardening for her family and loved taking care of her roses.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Pearl Sisco; her husband, Don Oxendine; son-in-law, Bobby Irvin; grandson, Alexander Koch; brothers-in-law, Bill Harrison, Dan Holeman and Joe Kies; and sister-in-law, Maudie Casarotto.
    She is survived by two daughters, Tammy Irvin and Karen (Kenny) Koch, all of Steelville, Missouri; five grandchildren, Bobby Jo Irvin, Marty Renee Irvin, Danny (Breanne) Koch, Alisha and Anthony Koch; six great grandchildren, Domynicc, Chase, Paytonn, Sophia, Lukas and Triston; five sisters, Joyce Brisco, Freida (Jerry) Harrison and Janet (Gary) Whitaker, all of Salem, Missouri, Wilma Harrison and Linda (Louie) Stagner of Springfield, Missouri; one brother, Gordon (Sue) Sisco of Salem, Missouri; sister-in-law, Ruby Kies of Utah; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Special music of “Send Your Best Angel for Mama,” “Far Side Banks of Jordan,” “Gathering Flowers for the Master’s Bouquet” and “When I Get Where I am Going” was played.
    Committal prayer and interment were in the Cherryville Baptist Cemetery.
    Casket bearers were Danny Koch, Kenny Koch, Tony Koch, Jay Harrison, Mark Frisco and Glenn Everett.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.