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Originally published: 2013-01-11 08:25:30
Last modified: 2013-01-11 08:25:30

Helen Edmisten Trexler

Helen Edmisten Trexler, 96, of Windy Drive, Boone, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation.

Born Jan. 23, 1916, in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Abram Jefferson and Dora Critcher Edmisten. Mrs. Trexler was a life long and faithful member of Three Forks Baptist Church and served as church clerk, Sunday school teacher and sang in the church choir.

Helen received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Appalachian State Teachers College. She taught for more than 40 years in the Watauga and Caldwell county school system. After retirement, she volunteered at Watauga Medical Center for more than 30 years.

Mrs. Trexler is survived by her son, Edward Trexler and wife, Judy, and daughter-in-law, Linda Trexler, all of Boone; three grandchildren, Lori Combs and husband, Todd, Paula Trexler, and Jeff Trexler and wife, Candice, all of Boone; and five great-grandchildren, Sarah and Owen Combs, Jordan Austin, and Madelyn and Sullivan Trexler, all of Boone. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; and one son, Lumas; foster sister, Dare Hampton Sherrill; and two brothers, Shuford and Voyne Edmisten.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Three Forks Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor David Ricker and the Rev. Lynn Powers. The family will receive friends prior to services from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Three Forks Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens.

The family respectfully requests no food. Flowers are appreciated, or memorials may be sent to Three Forks Baptist Church Missions Fund, 1922 U.S. Hwy 421 South, Boone, NC 28607.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Trexler family.