Helen Irene (Graber) BahreOctober 12, 1927 ~ May 6, 2018 (age 90)
Helen Irene Graber Bahre, 90, of Lyons, passed away May 6, 2018 at Topeka Presbyterian Manor. She was born October 12, 1927 in Moundridge, KS, the daughter of John P and Anna K Goering Graber. She graduated from Moundridge High School with the class of 1946. Helen worked in the offices of Axtell Hospital in Newton, KS and the Rice County Hospital in Lyons, KS. She also worked as the secretary for the First Presbyterian Church in Junction City, KS. Helen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lyons, Beta Sigma Phi sorority in Newton, and Sweet Adelines in Lyons. Helen and her husband of 70 years, Roland, enjoyed traveling the country with the Wheat State Campers. Helen is survived by her son John and wife Judy Bahre of Topeka, KS; daughter, Susan and husband Larry Wareham of Waller, TX; sister Evelyn Koehn of Wichita, four grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Roland Bahre; three brothers, Clarence, Bill, and Vern Graber; and three sisters Edna Graber, Mildred Bartrug and Marge Dyck. A family burial service will be 10:30 AM, May 10, 2018 at the First Mennonite Church Cemetery, Moundridge, KS. Funeral service will be 1:00 PM, Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church, Lyons with Rev. Lara MacGregor officiating. Memorials can be made to the Topeka Presbyterian Manor Good Samaritan Fund in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.