Helen Hines Murphy of Shawnee passed peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 6, 2019.

Helen Hines Murphy of Shawnee passed peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 6, 2019.

She was born in Buffalo, New York, she attended primary school in New York and college at Oklahoma Baptist University. She retired as president of Pottawatomie Telephone Company. Following her retirement, Helen took great pleasure in her work with children with Down Syndrome and several other charitable organizations she participated in. She was also an avid bowler and golfer and was previously a member of the Shawnee Country Club.

Helen was preceded in death by her children, Patricia Hines, Margaret (Peggy) Hines and John Hines Jr.

She is survived by her children, Katherine Cagle, Matthew Hines and Mark Hines and by nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Eisenhower Funeral Home in Del City on Nov. 16 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial donations be made to the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma.