Helen Ruth "Acton" Keitel, 72, of Rocky Mount, Missouri, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday October 21, 2011, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri. She was born on November 25, 1938, in Mokane, Missouri to the late Olin Leslie and Edna Mae (Litel) Autenrieth. She was an active member of the Eldon United Methodist Church in Eldon, Mo., the Miller County VFW Post #2442 Ladies Auxiliary. She was also active at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was a member of the Creekers Club, the Missouri Bootscooters along with the Rocky Mount Patrol. Helen was very involved in the community, always lending a hand wherever needed. She was a role model to everyone, and was very well loved and never knew a stranger. She is survived by: the love of her life, Bob Keilholz of Rocky Mount, Mo.; her children, Vanessa R. and Robert Williams of Hallsville, Mo.; Teresa M. and Daniel Nelson of Columbia, Mo.; Elmer W. Acton Jr. of Donna, Texas; her grandchildren, Jessica Bock, Bradley Nelson, Stacy Ripoll, Morgen Tune, William Tune; Jason Acton, and Layla Acton; eight great- grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon, Mo. Funeral service will be on Thursday, October 27, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at the Eldon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Keith officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia, Mo. at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Eldon United Methodist Church or to an alternate charity. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.phillipsfuneralhomeeldon.com.
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