Obituary for George D. Heltzell (?-1981)
The Troy Free Press, October, 1981.
From the clippings of Jane Quade
Funeral services for George D. Heltzell were held Wednesday,
October 21, 1981, at the Baue Funeral Home Chapel, St. Charles.
Burial was at the Iberia Cemetery in this native Iberia, Mo.
Mr. Heltzell, 76, died Sunday, October 18, 1981, apparently
of a heart attack.
Mr. Heltzell, who lived in St Charles, was involved in education
in Missouri for 42 years. Mr. Heltzell began as a teacher and high
school coach in Newburg. He then became principal of Troy High
School and later superintendent of schools in Silex, Paris, Louisiana,
Clinton and Orchard Farms.
In 1957, he was named superintendent of the Missouri School for
the Blind in St. Louis. “Teaching those young people was one of
my most gratifying experiences,” he once said, “A sightless student
knows he must learn and learn fast, and I never had the least bit of
trouble instructing them.”
He was affiliated with numerous educational organization and
associations during his career including service as president of
Missouri Association of School Administrators.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Halbruegge Heltzell; a daughter
Becky Washburn of Jefferson City,: a son G. Dallas Heltzell of
Longmont, Calif; two sisters Mary Miller of Bowling Green, Mo.,
and Eska Fendorf, of St. Louis County, and two grandchildren.
File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Jane Quade, 1 April, 2008.
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