From the Hysham Echo, March 20, 1980. Helen Manning Henricks was a great-granddaughter of Patrick and Johannah through their son John and his daughter Amelia:


Services set for Helen Henricks, former teacher, County Supt.


Mrs. Helen Henricks, long-time resident of Hysham, died Sunday, March 16 at New Western Manor in Billings.

Mrs. Henricks had moved to Billings several years ago and made her home at New Western Manor.

Services were Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic church in Hysham with Father Thomas McTague officiating. Burial was in the Forsyth Cemetery. Rosary was Tuesday evening at Michelloti Funeral Home in Billings.

Helen Manning was born November 4 at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, the daughter of Jackson and Amelia Manning. She moved with her parents and other family members to Montana about 1910.

Helen Manning attended schools in Hysham and was a member of the second graduating class at the Hysham High School.

She taught at the Sanders school and then at the Hysham High School in 1916. She continued teaching until 1946 when she was elected County Superintendent of Schools. She retired from that office in 1962.

Helen Manning Henricks was married and is survived by one son, Jim, of New Western Manor in Billings.

She is also survived by two brothers, Jim and Dave, both of Hysham, and many nephews and nieces.

Mrs. Henricks was a beloved and respected teacher and will always be remembered for her "authority with a gentle voice".

In 1962 Mrs. Henricks was honored with a special day in Hysham. George V. Feeley wrote the following tribute to this lady of ladies which is reprinted here in her memory.

Bouquet of the Week to Helen Henricks by George V. Feeley


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