Helen M. Hildebrand, 87, Joplin, entered into rest on Jan. 2, 2018 in Joplin, following a one month illness.

Helen M. Hildebrand, 87, Joplin, entered into rest on Jan. 2, 2018 in Joplin, following a one month illness.  
Helen was born Feb. 4, 1930, Kiowa, Kan., the daughter of Robert T. and Helen (Morris) Ishmael. Helen lived in Stark City, and moved to Neosho in 1983 and then in 2004, moved to Joplin. She had worked as a teacher’s aide and bus driver for the State School for the handicapped, 1962-1992. Helen was a founding member of the Neosho Chapter of the Bosom Buddies; she was active with the Newton County Chapter of the American Cancer Society and the Relay For Life; Newcomers Club; Freeman Auxiliary; Joplin Chapter of the DAR and a former 4-H leader and enjoyed playing games, traveling and being with her family. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Joplin and was active in her church.  
Helen and Robert ‘Bob’ Hildebrand were married on Nov. 26, 1949 in Kiowa, Kan., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 2004.
She is survived by two daughters, Laurie Delano and husband, Gene, Joplin and Becky Armstrong and husband, Randy, Broken Arrow, Okla.; two grandchildren, Mandy Armstrong, Tulsa, Okla. and Lance Armstrong and wife, Lauren, Woodbridge, Va. and two great grandchildren, Tiberius and Gideon.  
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Ishmael, Jr. and Sam Ishmael.  
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at the Fellowship Baptist Church, 2827 E. 32nd Street; Joplin. The family will receive friends following the service until 3 p.m.  at the church.  
Contributions in memory of Helen may be made to Neosho Relay for Life for Bosom Buddies or Fellowship Baptist Church, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66; Neosho, MO  64850.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.