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Helen Marie (Duvall) Chaffin

October 2, 1935 — August 6, 2022

Seminole

Helen M. (Duvall) Chaffin went to her heavenly home on August 6, 2022. Helen was born on October 2, 1935, at home in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma to A. A. and Ada (Rutherford) Duvall. She graduated from New Lima High School in 1953, but she spent most of her school years at Harjo.  She married Bobby Gene Chaffin, the love of her life, on May 15, 1952, in Tecumseh, Oklahoma.  They spent 40 years together before his death in 1992.  They were loving parents to two children, Bobby Allen and James Randal (Randy) Chaffin.  They lived in Seminole the majority of their married life, except for a few years in El Reno.  Helen was a homemaker for many years. She later worked for the Wonder Bread Store in Seminole, retiring in 1996 after 28 years of service.  Bob and Helen were active members of the Seminole Free Will Baptist Church for many years, where Bob served as a deacon and Helen taught Sunday School.  She also served in the children’s ministry, teaching children of all ages for many years.  She epitomized the Proverbs 31 woman as she worked with her hands and cared for her family.  Helen was a gifted artist in multiple mediums, a skilled seamstress, and an excellent cook/baker.  She enjoyed preparing meals for her children, grandchildren, and extended family and friends.  Family dinners are fondly remembered, especially her homemade macaroni and cheese.   Helen loved to garden and take care of her yard, she was a great vocalist, and an avid reader.

Helen is survived by her sons Bobby Chaffin and wife Sue, and Randy Chaffin and wife Kim; brother-in-law Bill Chaffin and wife Dee of Eufaula, and sister-in-law Judy Chaffin of Earlsboro; granddaughters Mandy Adcock and husband Kevin, and Kassi Porter and husband Eric; and a special granddaughter Amy Hailey.  She is also survived by two great-grandchildren; Jake and Jaden Adcock, and many nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob; brothers Ernest Edward, A. A. (Bud) Jr., and Curtis Duvall; sisters Alma Lee Brown, Orene Bridges, Wanda L. Macy, Ella Ruth Martin, Reba Fern Elliott; brother-in-law Harold Chaffin and sister-in-law June Chaffin.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Seminole, Oklahoma with Bill Adcock officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma.  Donations may be made in Helen’s memory to Seminole Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1287, Seminole, OK  74868, or a charity of your choice.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

First Freewill Baptist Church

3701 North Highway 3, Seminole, OK 74868

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