BACKUS - Helen Avis, age 52, of Backus, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at Hennepin County Medical Center. She was born Aug. 14, 1955, in Park Rapids to James and Betty Cripps.
She is survived by her children, Jenny Cripps, of Wahpeton, N.D., Loretta Avis, of Backus, Danny Avis, of Long Prairie; mother, Betty Cripps, of Backus; sister, Ethel Avis, of Backus; brothers, Harvey Cripps, of Detroit Lakes, William Cripps, of Vergas; grandchildren, Mary Cripps, Rowdy Borman, Daniel Francis Jr., Kayla Francis and Amadeus Avis.
She was preceded in death by her father, James.
Services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, at Lakeside Baptist Church in Backus with Pastor Jeff Broom officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.
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