Helen Duff passed away Jan. 12, 2018 at Dallas County Hospital while under the care of HCI Hospice. She was 78 years old. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Merle Hay Funeral Home. Her funeral will begin at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, at the funeral home.


Helen Louise, the daughter of Lloyd and Mary (Pfister) Pitsenbarger, was born Jan. 14, 1939 in Redfield, Iowa. For many years she worked at the Woodward State Hospital. Helen liked to travel, shop, and collect bears. Her family was important, and she was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister.


Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Duff, Sr.; daughter, Mary; sister, Eileen Pitsenbarger; and brother, Michael Bradfield.


Helen is survived by her children: Aurise McGee, Paul Duff, Jr. (Cynda), Bruce Duff, Kirk Duff (Kelli); grandchildren: Oren, Dan, Josh (Jen), Jason, Brandon (Kadi), Cory (Alicia), Seth (Katlin), Nic, and Rachelle; great-grandchildren: Caleb, KateLynn, and Lili Anne; brother, Donald Pitsenbarger; sisters: Sheryl Green and Debra Giron.