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Helen Ruth Carll, a longtime resident of Waco, died at the age of 102 in Bloomington, Indiana, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Frank Page. Visitation will be at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home on April 10, 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, and the funeral service will be a “family only” service at the Rosemond Cemetery starting at 1:00.
Helen was born in Patrick, Texas, on March 11, 1915, to T.J. and Maggie Logue. When Helen was 6, her family moved to Waco where her father had a store on the Waco Square. During the depression, Helen went to California to live with her aunt and attended and graduated from Pasadena Junior College. She then returned to her parents’ home and went to work in the McLennan County Clerk’s Office. For the 4 years that she worked there, all of her $175 a month salary, except for $35, went to her parents to help support the family. In 1937 Helen started Baylor and she graduated in 1939. After teaching for one year in Winona, Texas, she married her beloved “L. H.” and thereafter dedicated herself to her family. Helen and L.H. were active members of St. Johns United Methodist Church, which later became Central United Methodist Church. Helen’s salient qualities were her love for her husband, her belief that her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were perfect, her pride in her parents and her siblings, and her affection for Baylor University. After L. H.’s death in 1992, Helen continued to live in her home in Waco until she had a stroke in 2004. Thereafter, she lived with Nancy and Frank, first in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and then in Bloomington.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Maggie and T. J. Logue; her husband, L.H. Carll, Jr.; and by her daughter, Carol Carll Schulte. She was also preceded in death by all of her siblings and their spouses, Dr. Joe Logue and wife, Jane, Dorothy Logue Rush and husband, Eugene, Elizabeth Logue Hightower and husband, Ross, Dr. Tom Logue and wife, Ethel, and Judge Bill Logue and wife, Gloria.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Frank Page; her son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd Carll and Connie Preslar Carll; her granddaughters, Kirsten Schulte, Karen Schulte Branch, Maggie Page Abrams, and Laura Page; her grandsons, Hayes Carll and Jonathan Carll; great-grandchildren, Elijah Carll, Laura Branch, Cara Branch and Ira Abrams; and by many loving nieces and nephews who affectionally called her “Aunt Skeet”. Helen was a woman of her word. She said that she was not going to die until Maggie had a baby. Ira Abrams was born on March 15, 2017.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Carol Carll Schulte (Math) Fund at the McLennan Community College Foundation. The family invites you to leave a message or memory on our “Tribute Wall” at www.WHBfamily.com.
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6101 Bosque Blvd.
Waco, TX 76710
3201 South 12th St.
Waco, TX 76706
3201 South 12th St.
Waco, TX 76706