Helen E. Costello

Helen E. Costello, 93, of Tampa died Sunday at Derby Health and Rehabilitation in Derby. She was born Dec. 15, 1919, at Pratt to L.F. and Marie Alexander Daughtry.

She grew up and attended school in Pratt, graduating from Pratt High School. She attended Pratt College for two years, then Emporia Teachers College.

She taught high school English in Tampa from 1944 to 1961 and in Pratt from 1961 to 1984.

From 1961 until her retirement in 1984, she lived in both Pratt and Tampa, traveling back and forth each week. After her retirement, she made her home in Tampa.

She was a member of Holy Family Parish, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Tampa.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Ingalls of Mulvane; and four grandchildren.

The Rosary will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday and the funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, both at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Tampa. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tampa.

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