She was born on December 15, 1929 in Clay Center, Kansas, the daughter of Emil and Goldie (Bidwell) Gebhardt.
Helen was united in marriage to Paul Darter on August 25, 1946. She lived every day for her children and later for her grandchildren. Paul and Helen were always found together and were true soul mates. She had made many friends in the past three years while living in Kabul Nursing Home.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; two daughters, Linda Furrow and Nancy Parsnow and one brother, Erine Gebhardt.
She is survived by a son, Lonnie Darter and wife Sally; three daughters, Maxine Beltz and husband Bob, Pauline Woolman and husband Larry, and Wanda Barker and husband Richard; a sister, Dorothy Cheney; three brothers, Richard, Kenny and Leonard Gebhardt; 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Graveside services were at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Cabool, with David Carroll officiating. Pallbearers were Trent Sears, Chad Darter, Brady Haddock, Brett Haddock, Matthew Lewis and Nathan Lewis. Interment was in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.
Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.