Helen Louise Stoneking

Posted August 23, 2013 at 11:19 am

May 20, 1934 – Aug. 12, 2013

Helen Louise Stoneking, 79, of Ceres, Calif., passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, after a long illness.

Helen was born May 20, 1934, in Monticello, Iowa, the youngest daughter of Alfred and Emma Egger Yossi.

Helen Yossi and Paul Stoneking were married April 17, 1954. They made their home in Monticello until 1974 when they moved to Turlock, Calif.

Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Debra Stoneking of Ceres, Calif., and Pamela (Kendall) Hanson of Turlock, Calif; one son Steven (Sue) of Indiana; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Emma Yossi of South Fork, Pa., Pauline (Harold) Hiner of Brooklyn, and Marie Bartels of Monticello; two brothers, John (Helen) Yossi and Herman (Ginny) Yossi, both of Monticello; 17 nephews and nieces; one brother-in-law, David (Linda) Stoneking; and one sister-in-law, Linda Stoneking of Springville.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; daughter, Cheryl Dixon; one brother, Alfred Yossi Jr.; three sisters, Bertha Clement, Elfrieda Behrends and Ruth Wrobleswki.

Helen will be remembered for her fun-loving spirit, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.