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Helen M. Closson

1948 to 2013


Helen M. Closson

1948 to 2013

Helen M. Closson, 65 of Sidney, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Sidney.

Memorial services will be held at 9 a.m., Mountain Time, Wed., Dec. 11th in the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel. Burial will follow at 2 p.m., Central Time, Wednesday afternoon in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, Neb.

Cremation has been held. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Tuesday to sign Helen's register book and drop off condolences for the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Helen's name to the Diabetes Foundation.

You may view Helen's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Helen's care and funeral arrangements.

Helen Marie Closson, the daughter of Richard and Lela (Pederson) McCuiston, was born on Jan. 27, 1948 at North Platte. She attended the North Platte Schools and graduated from North Platte High School in 1966. On Sept. 16, 1967 Helen was united in marriage to Rolland Closson at St. Patrick's Church in North Platte. They moved to Albion, Neb. in 1967 where she worked as a meter maid where she earned the nickname, Kojak. Helen also worked as a waitress, babysitter and mother. In 1985 they moved to Sidney where she worked as a cashier at a convenience store until her health required her to retire.

Helen loved reading, bingo, board games and court television. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and was adored by many and will be missed by all.

Survivors include her husband: Rolland of Sidney; (2) sons: Rodney (Jolene) Closson of Newman Grove, Neb. and Mike (Lisa) Closson of Norfolk and (1) daughter: Tammy (Randy) Sabin of Gothenburg; (2) brothers: Marion McCuiston of Newman Grove and Richie McCuiston of North Platte; (3) sisters: Terry Sue Duca of North Platte, Jennifer McCuiston and Sandy Luckett both of Heron, S.D .; (14) grandchildren; (20) great-grandchildren and many extended family members and friends. Helen was preceded in death by her parents and her Aunt Elizabeth, and other extended family members.


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