Helen Frances Virgens

PINELAND, Texas – Memorial services for Helen Frances Virgens, 87, of Pineland, Texas, formerly of the Granada area, will be at a later date in Minnesota.

Virgens died Monday morning, June 10, 2013, in the Hemphill Care Center in Hemphill, Texas.

She was born June 9, 1926, in Granada, Minn., to James E. and Stella M. (Plantz) Godfrey. Mrs. Virgens worked in manufacturing before moving from Welcome, Minn., to Pineland, 35 years ago.

She is survived by her son, Glen Niss of Minneapolis; daughter, Gloria Marshburn of Milam, Texas; step-son, Ronald Niss of Granada; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Claude and Clyde Godfrey; and sister, Phyllis Doty, all of Minneapolis.