November 13, 1929 - April 29, 2013
Born in Conrad, MT November 13, 1929 to Chris and Lena Wittmier. Helen was the ninth of thirteen children. She married Jr. McLane November 30, 1946. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1996. They were together until Jr’s death in 1998.
Helen volunteered at Myrtle Creek Senior Center and Tri Cities Senior Center for at least 25 years. She earned Senior Citizen of the year in 2000. She retired in 2012 from her special work, it was a very important job that she never missed and had many friends she loved to work with.
She is survived by her daughter, Lee Ann Kotal; sons, Jesse McLane (Linda) and David McLane (Karla); grandsons: William (Mindy), Jonathon (Shannon), Eddy (Lacy), Tony (Shyla); great-grandchildren: Taylor, Jessica, Sam, Ainsleigh, Zachary, Scott, Titus, Anthony and Jaxon.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. in Myrtle Creek. All are welcome.