The Norman Transcript


January 9, 2013

Helen Halk Combs

NORMAN — Helen Halk Combs, 92, of Norman, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Havenbrook Funeral Home chapel, with interment following at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.

Helen was born Oct. 18, 1928, in Dustin to Eli Calvin Halk and Della Nall Halk. She was the youngest in a family of 12. Her parents and siblings all preceded her in death. Helen graduated from Wewoka Schools in 1938.

Helen married Elbert Wayne Combs on Oct. 20, 1943, in Wewoka after a three-week courtship. They were married 63 years before Elbert passed away in December 2006.

Helen is survived by two daughters, Sherri Reed and Becky Ellison, both of Norman. She was “Mema” to five grandchildren and “Gigi” to eight great-grandchildren, Shelley Reed Ackermann, husband Ralph and son Garret of San Diego, Megan Reed and daughter Shelby of Norman, James Reed, wife Angela and daughter Haley and sons Kirby and Spenser of Norman, Christina Ellison of Norman, Shawn Ellison, wife Kim and son Ashton and daughters Riley and Karsyn of Norman; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and countless longtime friends.

Helen played many rolls in her lifetime as a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and homemaker. They were all equally important jobs to her. She was a good friend to those who knew her. She was very proud of her family and never missed an opportunity to say just that. Her family is going to miss her very much.

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Havenbrook Funeral Home.

Arrangements for Helen and her family were placed in the care of the Vice family at the HavenbrookFuneral Home in Norman.

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Norman Transcript, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013

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