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Helen M. Jenista

October 29, 1916 ~ August 19, 2018

Helen Margaret Jenista, 101, passed away August 19, 2018 at the Caldwell Hospital Sunflower Cottage where she resided.

She was born to John and Rose Conrady Ciskowski on October 29, 1916 in Clyde OK. She was the second of six girls.

She married Alvin J. Jenista on February 9, 1937. To this union two daughters were born, Judy Roberts and Arlene Terrell.

She was a homemaker and farm wife wearing many hats daily. She had a green thumb for house plants and always had many different colored irises in her yard.

She was a long-time member of Central Christian Church serving in many positions throughout the years. She was honored with Deaconess Emeritus for her years of service as a Deaconess. She was a member of Lodge Trocnov #121, ATA and the Busy Bee club.

She enjoyed playing cards with her lady friends each week. She was a loving mother and loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She enjoyed teaching them how to play cards and games. They never left her home hungry.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, son-in-laws, and four sisters. She is survived by daughters, Judy Roberts and Arlene Terrell, sister Edna Bowling of Blackwell, OK, 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the Central Christian Church or Caldwell Hospital Sunflower Cottage.

A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Central Christian Church in Caldwell, Kansas.

Interment will be in the Czechoslovakian Cemetery, Caldwell, Kansas.

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She was a great lady!

Jan McDaniel - 08/20/2018

Always enjoyed the visits I had with Helen. She was a good neighbor and I am certain will be greatly missed.


In heaven

Nancy Volk Levings - 08/20/2018

Tears now but rejoicing she is with God.


Judy and Arlene

Dixie metzinger - 09/05/2018

Going to share a memory that I have of your mother. In 1967-1968 when our daughter and I lived in Caldwell and Roger was in Southeast Asia your mom gave my folks a baby crib to use for our Gretchen. That was so wonderful of her to do that. Gretchen will be 51 years old on the 7th. Our prayers are with you. Remember all the great times you both had with your Mother. God bless



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