Helena Mildred (Taube) Berhorst, 73, of Taos, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the University of Missouri Columbia. She was born on March 3, 1938, in Taos, the daughter of John Joseph Taube and Mary Genesia Schneiders Taube. She attended St. Francis Xavier Elementary in Taos and completed her GED in 1997. She was married on June 28, 1958, in Taos, to James Paul Berhorst, who preceded her in death. Helena was a homemaker for the majority of her life. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed quilting, bingo and travel. She retired from Scholastic, Inc. in 2003. She was a lifelong member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church at Taos, the Ladies Knights of Columbus, and Saint Anne's Sewing Circle. She is also survived by 11 children: Susan Wieners (Bill) of Centertown, Rose Leykamp (John) of Centralia, Norma Lepper (Alan) of Eugene, Allen Berhorst (Melanie) of Holts Summit, Jerry Berhorst (Hope) of Holts Summit, David Berhorst (Samantha) of Taos, Gene Berhorst (Dawn) of Taos, Matt Berhorst (Bridget) of Ashland, Dale Berhorst of Taos, Leo Berhorst (Chris Wilkerson) of St. Louis, and Jessica Kever (Gary Farris) of Taos; 27 grandchildren: Annessa Green, Christina Allen, Adam Wieners, Andrew Wieners, Mary Leykamp, Paul Leykamp, Danielle Malone, Kelly Lepper, Brian Berhorst, Kevin Berhorst, Kyle Berhorst, Clay Taylor, Tyler Berhorst, Joshua Berhorst, Heather Schultz, Shelby Maddox, Logan Berhorst, Alisha Berhorst, Madelyn Berhorst, Brock Berhorst, Daley Berhorst, Joshua Baker, Skylar Kever, Regan Kever, Emily Kever, Quentin Scrivner and Madison Farris; two great- grandchildren: Rilie Gerloff and Levon Allen; three sisters: Barbara Rackers and Rita Forck of Taos and Mary Riegel of Loose Creek; and two brothers: Anthony Taube and Joseph Taube of Jefferson City. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers: Augustus Taube, Otto Taube, Lieberatus Taube, and Leo Taube; one half- brother: Frank Taube; two sisters: Agatha Rustemeyer and Theresa Wolken; and one half-sister: Katherine Verslues. Friends and family will be received from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Taos Knights of Columbus Hall, with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St Francis Xavier Catholic School or The Special Learning Center. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main St., (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at millardfamilychapels.com
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