Helen Louise Price died Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Aldersgate Village, where she was a long-time resident.
Born on May 27, 1918, Ms. Price was the only daughter of Gratton P. and Lena Goggin Price, who moved to the Emporia area in the early 20th century to farm, and who preceded her in death. She is survived by many cousins from the Price and Goggin families.
A 1935 graduate of Emporia High School, Price earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a library certificate from Kansas State Teachers College, now Emporia State University. This education prepared her for a long career as a librarian in Oklahoma and Kansas, including 30 years with the Veterans Administration. During her years as a librarian for the VA, Price provided research assistance and library service for the work of Dr. Karl Menninger, who made important progress in the treatment of veterans in need of psychiatric care, and who is widely known as a founder of the Menninger Foundation and the Menninger Clinic in Topeka.
Dedicated to her profession, Price was an active member of the American Library Association and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. She was also an honorary member of the American Association of University Women.
Price maintained a life-long interest in history, serving the community as a museum docent and her family as an authority on its history and the lines of kinship among its members. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Topeka. Memorial gifts may be made to the First Baptist Church, 3030 SW MacVicar, Topeka, KS 66611.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Dove Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Road. Burial will follow at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia at 1:00 pm. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
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