Helen Darlene Emrick Muldrew was born on November 10, 1927, in Mahaska, Kansas, and passed away on October 27, 2022, in Blair, Nebraska. Helen was the daughter of William Alfred and Annie Peake Emrick. She worked for the Fairfax Community Schools for 30 years, retiring in 1992. Helen was fiercely protective of the community of Fairfax and the Fairfax Community Schools, having fond memories of every administrator, educator and student she interacted with. She loved attending the sporting events and concerts even after her retirement and was able to share memories of students that graduated decades before. She spent her retirement years in Maryville, Missouri. She loved puzzles, painting, whittling, her Royals and her Chiefs. At her retirement community the Royals games were always on the calendar and she rarely missed one. She was especially proud of the 2015 World Series Championship and the 2020 Chiefs Super Bowl win. She put together puzzles of both Arrowhead and Kauffman Stadiums, which were framed and on the walls of her room.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Harry and Harold Emrick; sister-in-law, Marie Emrick; daughter-in-law, Barbara Muldrew; son-in-law, Rod Smith; granddaughter, Melissa Muldrew Richmond; and niece, Dayle Emrick Ingerson. She is survived by her children, Dennis Muldrew, Dan (Janet) Muldrew, and Kathleen Smith; grandchildren, Anna (Raul) Silva, Kristin (Shannon) Atkins, Jeff (Heidi) Smith, Brock Stinemetz, Brian (Kendal) Muldrew, Jillian (Steve) Wolff, Del Richmond, and Suzanne (Michael) Lopez; 19 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; her beloved nieces and nephew, Sharon (Gary) Davis, Karen (Mel) Rogers, Gail (Ed) Roberts, and Harold Emrick; and a gaggle of great and great-great-nieces and nephews.
At Helen’s request there will be no service. Burial will be at the Mahaska Cemetery in Mahaska, Kansas. A family graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Fairfax R-3 School. Arrangements are under the direction of Campbell Aman Funeral Home. Online obituaries can be found at www.campbellaman.com.