Helen Wilmetta Schwien, 94, Russell, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Great Bend Regional Hospital.

She was born Dec. 13, 1924, in Barton County to John and Rachel (Steinert) Karst. She attended the Galatia Country School.

She married Waldean Walter Schwien on June 17, 1945, in Bender Hill. He preceded her in death July 8, 2006. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, John Schwien and Jim Schwien, both of Russell; a daughter, Ginger L. Tittel; four sisters, Deloris Deutsch, Hoisington, Norma Stricker, Great Bend, Margie Kraft, Ness City, and Rita Thompson, Kansas City, Mo.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, Russell; burial in Russell City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday with family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell,

Memorials are suggested to St. John Lutheran Church in care of the mortuary.