Originally published Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 04:36p.m.

Helen Mae Plaunty, 77, of De Leon, went home to her Lord and Savior on July 30, 2019. She was born Feb. 3, 1942 in Rifle, Colorado to Theodore Stone and Shirley Mae Kemper Stone. Helen married Frank Plaunty on July 23, 1961.

Frank and Helen moved to the De Leon area from Arizona in 2000. Frank’s military career allowed them to live all over the United States prior to settling in Comanche County for retirement. Helen was a longtime beautician and enjoyed the many friendships her career allowed her to make over the years. She loved to play Bingo and was a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 693. Her family was her greatest joy in life. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Helen will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Helen is survived by her son; William E. Plaunty and wife, Baylor, daughter; Caroline M. Pettigrew, grandsons; Michael D. Pettigrew, Matthew J. Pettigrew and Silas Gray Plaunty (due in August), granddaughter; Ella Faith Plaunty, brother; Bill Stone and wife, Renata, numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family. Helen was preceded in death by her husband; Frank Plaunty, son; Kenneth Leroy Plaunty, and parents; Theodore Stone and Shirley Mae Kemper Stone.

Memorial services celebrating Helen’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 with Brother Jimmy Holleman officiating.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital at 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, Texas 75219 in memory of Helen.

Condolences may be offered online at www.nowlinandersfh.com.