Helen Perdue Edwards

Sept. 16, 1935 – Oct. 3, 2018

Helen Perdue Edwards

Sept. 16, 1935 – Oct. 3, 2018

 

Services for Helen Perdue Edwards, 83, of Sallisaw, were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at the Agent & Mallory-Martin Chapel in Sallisaw. Burial followed at Akins Cemetery in Sallisaw under the direction of Agent & Mallory-Martin Funeral Service Inc.

Helen (Perdue) Edwards was born on Sept. 16, 1935, in Cache Bottoms to Myrtle Stiles Perdue and Claud Perdue and passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Fort Smith, Ark.

Helen served her country diligently for nearly three decades as a secretary for the District 27 District Attorney’s Office, a reserve police officer for the Town of Roland, a reserve Deputy Sheriff for the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office and served as Commander of the Sheriff’s Office Reserves.

Helen was a proud member of the Democratic Party and served as President of the Sequoyah County Women Democrats for several years.

Helen’s proud service to the State of Oklahoma, to Sequoyah County, to her family and friends inspired everyone around her. One of Helen’s proudest achievements was raising children and grandchildren who also dedicated their lives to public service.

Survivors are one daughter, Cindy and Shannon Smith of Sallisaw; two sons, Todd and Kim Edwards of Muldrow and Steve and Amy Edwards of Muldrow; six grandchildren, Sarah Ridinger, Sabrenia Perkins, Jennifer Griffey, Steven Edwards II, Andrew Edwards and Argel Edwards; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends that she loved and considered family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Velta Perdue, Wanda Perdue Osburn and Juanita Perdue; and two nieces, Shannon Shadle and Karen Short.

Active pallbearers were Todd Edwards, Steve Edwards, Shannon Smith, Argel Edwards, Andrew Edwards, Steven Edwards II and Derek Griffey.

Honorary pallbearers were her co-workers of the Sequoyah County Courthouse.

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