Helen Frances Callaghan

December 28, 1919 - November 10, 2012

Helen Frances Callaghan, 92, of Jefferson City, died Saturday, November 10, 1919, at Oak Tree Villas. She was born on December 28, 1919, the daughter of the late Ignacy and Katarzyna Krecidlo Golas. She was married on May 28, 1946, in Oswego, New York, to Richard Patrick Callaghan who preceded her on November 20, 1973. A homemaker, Mrs. Callaghan was employed for 10 years with the former Chesebrough-Ponds Company. She was a member of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph and enjoyed golf, bingo, and bridge. The wife of a Major in the United States Army, Mrs. Callaghan followed her husband all over the world during his lengthy military career. Survivors include two daughters, Sharon (Richard) Pemberton, Jefferson City; and Carol (John "Joe") Welch, Brighton, Michigan; four grandchildren, Bryan Pemberton, Teresa Mudd, Doug Welch, and Tom Welch; and five great-grandchildren, Braydon Pemberton, Carson Mudd, Conner Mudd, Mason Welch, and Emily Welch. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Patricia Ann Callaghan; one sister, Sophie Bareham; and four brothers, Joe Golas, Fred Golas, Stanley Golas, and Frank Golas. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2012, at the Chapel of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, with the Rev. Dylan Schrader officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, November 15, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Heart of Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross, 431 East McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the website.

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