Helen von Richthofen, age 79, a resident of Watkinsville, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospice House in Athens, Georgia. Helen was born the daughter of Harley William and Rose Genevieve (Thomas) Frizzell on November 9, 1938, at the home near Chillicothe, Missouri. She was married to the late Friedrich (Fritz) von Richthofen in 1966 in Werne, Germany. Survivors include sisters Willa Vee (Frizzell) George and husband Jim, Gail O’Bryan (Frizzell) and husband Jack, and sister-in- law Lois Frizzell, and their families, many nieces and nephews, extended von Richthofen family members in Germany and Godson, Todd Olson. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Fritz and her parents, one brother, Dale Frizzell and niece Diane (Frizzell) McNally.
Memorial services will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Saturday, December 16, at 11 a.m. A scheduled visitation will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Saturday, December 16, from 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Friday, December 15, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Burial will follow at Burnside Cemetery, Chillicothe, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Burnside Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri, 64601. Online condolences may be made to www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.
In Georgia, a Memorial Service was held on Friday December 8, 11 a.m. at Fork Chapel UMC, Madison. The family.visited one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements were under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri and Lord and Stephens, East – Athens.