Life’s Reflection for Helen Louise Saxton
Helen Louise Saxton was born on September 3, 1934, to parents, William Saxton, Sr. and Nannie Wilson Saxton. Helen departed this life on February 5, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Clyde, Leon, Louis, and William, Jr., and a sister, Naomi. Helen, also known as “Aunt Wee-Wee”, graduated from Lincoln High School Class of 1952. At a young age, she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at Sunrise Baptist Church. In 2001, the Lord led her to become a member of Bread of Life Community Baptist Church where she served until the time of her death. Helen was united in marriage to James Heger on April 11, 1987. Helen worked for Western Electric in Lee’s Summit, Missouri as a Process Checker from 1963 to 1988. After retirement, she worked part-time for JC Penny in their Drapery Department. She won countless awards and was very knowledgeable of Draperies and had outstanding sales. After seventeen years of dedicated service, Helen retired from JC Penney. Helen began bowling in 1968 at Melody Lanes with her friend, Clydia Locke. She bowled in Tournaments in Springfield, Missouri, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the Women’s International Bowling Congress Nationals. Bowling in these Tournaments led her to form the Helen Saxton Bowling Group in which she was the Coordinator. Helen and her bowling teams traveled throughout the United States by charted bus. Helen was inducted into the Missouri USBC Hall of Fame in 2012 for Meritorious Service. For several years, Helen and her bowling team, Four Seniors, bowled on Tuesdays at Premier Bowling and Recreation Center in Raytown, Missouri. Helen loved to bowl and was dedicated to the game until her health began to fail. Helen Louise Saxton leaves to cherish her memories, her loving and devoted sister, Gertrude Saxton, sister-in-law, Justine Saxton, both of Kansas City, Missouri; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, her Bread of Life family, and many friends.