Helen Roberta Frickenschmidt, age 68, of Lamar, passed away Monday, April 28, 2008 at her home.

Helen Roberta Frickenschmidt, age 68, of Lamar, passed away Monday, April 28, 2008 at her home. Helen was born February 20, 1940, in El Dorado Springs, Missouri, to Jesse and Addie (Stewart) Jennings.  On September 2, 1969, in Miami, Oklahoma, she married Melvin L. Frickenschmidt. They made their home in Lamar and had celebrated 27 years together before Melvin died March 20, 1997. A devoted babysitter, Helen had cared for many children in her home throughout the years and was a positive influence in many young lives.
Survivors include her family, Allen & Koleen Frickenschmidt, Lockwood and Mike & Patti Frickenschmidt, Jasper; two “adopted” daughters, Mary Reinholtz and Earlene Ingalls, both of Lamar; four brothers, George Jennings, John & wife Patsy Jennings, William Jennings, all of El Dorado Springs, and Tom Jennings of Nevada; two sisters, Fannie Elliott and Margie & husband, Bill Hacker, all of El Dorado Springs; five grandchildren, Bryce Frickenschmidt, Jennifer Ogden, Autumn Frickenschmidt, Michael Frickenschmidt, and Thomas Frickenschmidt.
 Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 1st at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Wednesday.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.