Helen Syrena Carr

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Helen Syrena Carr (Korrok), 87, went home to be with the Lord on June 9, 2018 surrounded by her loving family in Niangua, MO. Helen was born the fifth of seven children on July 7, 1930 to Gustav (of Tarto, Russia) and Syrena (of Norrbotten, Sweden) Korrok in Detroit, Michigan.

Helen undoubtedly became the matriarch of the family she created after marrying the love of her life, Leonard Thomas Carr on December 24, 1949. They brought four children into this world: Thomas Leonard (Susie) Carr, Linda Darlene (Stephen) Cantrell, David Arthur (Colleen) Carr, and Diana Lynn (Steven) Rice and was proud of their 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. Helen loved her family with unwavering support and commitment.

Always a picture of style, Helen brought her bright colors and well-styled hair to the assembly line at Ford Motor Company where she was one of the first women to work on the line at the Wixom, MI plant and retired after over 25 years. She loved working in the garden and decorating her yard with flowers; many of which she grew and planted herself.  Her flowers and landscaping won awards and were enjoyed by family, friends, neighbors, and passerby. When she wasn’t outside working in the yard, Helen was found enjoying her favorite gospel shows, listening to music, reading her favorite magazines, or baking one of the best apple pies a person could imagine.

Helen was preceded in death by parents Gustav and Syrena Korrok, brothers Gustav Korrok, Robert “Bobby” Korrok, Oskor Korrok, Richard “Ritchie” Korrok (Lillian), John “Johnny” Korrok, and sister Mildred Herren (Rudy).

Funeral services will be held at Fraker Funeral Home, Inc., with visitation on Tuesday, June 12th from 6-7 p.m., and funeral services pastored by Landmark Christian Church on Wednesday, June 13th at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Helen will be laid to rest in Marshfield’s Welch Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Landmark Church for missions.



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