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Helen Askren
Mercer Funeral Home in Holton
Holton , KS

Helen M. Askren 83, of Holton, KS passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Holton Hospital. She was born March 4, 1935 in Holton, KS, the daughter of Carl and Eleanor (Bohannon) Bradley.

Helen graduated from Holton High School in 1953. She later graduated from Clarks School of Business in Topeka.

Helen was the secretary for the superintendent for the USD 336 in Holton for over 31 years, retiring in 1994.  Helen was also a member of the First Christian Church in Holton and Kansas Association of School Business Officials. She continued to stay busy and volunteered for the Holton Community Hospice.

She enjoyed water and snow skiing, camping, bowling and knitting. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

On January 1, 1954, Helen was united in marriage to Robert Franklin Askren at the Holton Christian Church. They shared over 55 years before Robert passed away on February 2, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her brother James Bradley.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn L. Bradley-Askren (Pat) of Albuquerque, NM; two sons, Steven W. Askren (Sheila) of Holton, KS and Bruce D. Askren of Carbondale, KS; two sisters, Ethel Ann King of Holton, KS and Verda Gharst of Topeka, KS; 4 grandchildren, Jeremy, Jessica, Brad and Emily and 6 great grandchildren, Jade, Ashleigh, Jeron, Colton, Lillian and Charlotte.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in the Holton Cemetery. Family will greet friends one hour prior to service time. Memorials may be given to the Holton Community Hospital Hospice or Holton Community Hospital Foundation c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit

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