Elna “Kathryn” Helsel, 73, of South Haven, died Monday, April 10, 2017 at Via Christi St. Joseph Hospital in Wichita, KS.
Kathryn was born on December 10, 1943 in Blackwell, OK to Harold Francis Crow and Goldie (DeShazer) Crow. She graduated from South Haven High School and received her Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University. She married Alan J. Helsel on February 13, 1965 at the United Methodist Church in South Haven, KS.
Kathryn taught homemaking at South High School in Wichita, KS and worked as an elementary teacher in Seoul, Korea. She was Head Start Director for Six Sandoval Indian Pueblos while living in Albuquerque, New Mexico.