Helen Newton Springer

Helen Newton Springer

1893 – 1990

The daughter of a Methodist minister, Helen N. Everett was born in Charlton, Massachusetts October 17, 1893. She graduated from Mt. Holyoke College in 1917 followed by nurses training at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1921, she joined her brother, Rev. Edward I. Everett, as a missionary with the Methodist Congo Mission Conference in Africa.  She began work as a nurse in Kapanga and also served in Kanene and Elisabethville, Congo.

She also served as a missionary teacher at the American Board Mission‘s Mt. Silinda Mission in Southern Rhodesia in 1935 and with the Methodist Mutambara Mission in Southern Rhodesia as a teacher beginning 1936.

Everett retired in 1942, returning to the United States. In 1956, following the death of his first wife, Helen Emily (Chapman) Springer, Everett married Bishop John M. Springer, the former Methodist Bishop for Africa. Helen (Everett) Springer died 1990.


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