Helen "Mildred" Lucille Berwaldt, 79, of Carrollton, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 3, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Carrollton. Pastor Eric Swyres will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton. Burial will be in Carroll Memory Gardens, Carrollton. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice in care of Gibson Funeral Home, 201 S. Main, Carrollton, MO 64633.
Born Jan. 1, 1927, in Bates County, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Hattie Sweger Griffith. She graduated from Ballard High School. On Dec. 12, 1948, she married Harold "Pete" Berwalt, who preceded her in death Dec. 26, 2005. She had worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and served as a cook for the Carrollton School District along with selling Avon. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Carrollton, where she had served in various capacities.
Survivors include two sons, Vince Berwaldt of Marshall and John Berwaldt of Ponca City, Okla.; two sisters, Nellie Epperson of Mission, Kan., and Sue Shepherd of Bartlesville, Okla.; and six grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Ted Griffith, Chester Griffith, Bud Griffith and Melvin Griffith; and one grandson.