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Helen Clarice Klipstine

May 19, 1938 — December 6, 2020

Helen Clarice Browning Klipstine has gone home to her Heavenly father, after passing away in the Limestone Medical Center ER on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at age 82.

Helen was born May 19, 1938 to Clarence Turner and Dora Collins Turner in Barnhart, TX, where she grew up and graduated from High School.

Helen married Landon Browning and they lived in Hobbs, New Mexico.  She was a wife and mother of two sons, and also a thriving businesswoman, who worked in the telephone answering service business for over thirty years, including owning Lea County Answering Service.    She continued to enjoy talking on the phone all her life, with friends and family.

In 1977, Helen was united in marriage with James Klipstine and they continued to live and work in Hobbs, New Mexico, until they retired.   After they sold their businesses, they moved to Kosse, TX. to be near Linda and David Parker.   Helen and James were both active in the First Baptist Church of Kosse.  Helen had been a resident at Groesbeck LTC for the past 5 years.   

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Lisa Browning; her brother, Otis Turner; and her husband, James Klipstine, Sr.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jack Lawrence and Kathy Browning of Grand Prairie; son, Thomas Clarence Browning of Kosse; her stepchildren, James Klipstine, Jr. of Hobbs, NM, Jerry and wife Kathy Klipstine of Grandbury, and Linda and David Parker of Groesbeck; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and two sisters, Geneva Phillips and Marie Fowler of Big Lake. 

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