Easton - Helen Karczewski, 93, of Easton, passed away June 27, 2021, at home. She was born Dec. 21, 1927, in Mooney Creek, Kan., the daughter of Lawrence and Minnie (Corpstein) Noll.
Helen moved to Effingham, Kan., at six years old. She attended St. Ann's grade school and graduated from ACCHS in 1945.
She attended Casters Beauty School in St. Joseph.
Helen married Sylvester "Sam" Miller in 1948. They resided in the Purcell area for seven years and moved to Mooney Creek in 1955. Sam passed away in 1990.
She married Elmer Karczewski of Easton in 2002. He survives at the home. She is also survived by a sister, Ruby Foret of Westwood; a brother James Noll of Effingham; nine children, Larry (Linda) Miller of Richmond, Texas, Peter Miller of Wenatchee, Wash., Thomas (Barbara) Miller of Topeka, Kan., Mark (Jolene) Miller of McPherson, Kan., Ruth (Larry Downing) Miller of Pittsburg, Kan., Audrey (Paul Bunyar) Miller of Shawnee, Kan., Mary (Mark Schuler) Miller of Newport, Ore., June (Thomas) Gerety of Winchester, Kan., and Keith (Sara) Miller of Westmoreland, Kan.; twenty-four grandchildren; thirty-nine great grandchildren; and eight stepchildren.
Helen had many talents and hobbies. She loved to sing, quilt, read and dance. Helen also enjoyed making homemade wine with her husband.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester "Sam" Miller and her sister, Jean Kelly of Junction City.
Visitation beginning with praying of the rosary will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 2 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Easton, Kan. Burial will follow at Corpus Christi Cemetery in Mooney Creek. Memorials are suggested to St. Luke's Hospice.
Posted online on June 30, 2021