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Louise Kinch

Louise Helme Kinch, 88, went to be with Jesus, on June 2, 2020.

She was born Nov. 4, 1931, to John Paul Helme and Bessie Myrtle Griffith Helme, in Ritzville, Wash.

Louise grew up in the home built in 1900 by her grandparents, Matthew Elmer Helme and Mollie Benefield Helme. Mollie secured the original homestead in 1895 after moving from Pike County, Ill. in 1889. The family continues to farm the original land.

In 1950, after graduation, she married Rod Kinch. In 1952, after building a home next door to her parents, Rod Jr. was born, followed by Glenna, Amy, Paula and Edie. Louise's nephew, P...

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