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Helen Leona Howe

Posted August 16, 2013 in Obituaries, West Des Moines

March 10, 1920 – August 14, 2013

Helen Howe

Helen Howe

Helen Leona Howe, 93, formerly of West Des Moines, IA, passed away in Lincoln, NE on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. A funeral service celebrating Helen’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 16, at Iles Funeral Homes, Westover Chapel in Des Moines, where the family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, at Greenview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in East Moline, IL.

She was born on March 10, 1920, to Charles and Lillian (Maurer) Moens. Helen married Jesse L. Howe on December 27, 1942, in Rock Island, IL. She retired as a secretary of Mutual of Omaha Insurance Agency. Helen was a member of West Des Moines United Methodist Church. She loved to square dance, walk the Valley West Mall and china paint.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Roger Chamberlin of Lincoln, NE; and granddaughter, Heather of Overland Park, KS. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse L. Howe.

Memorials have been suggested to either Tabitha Hospice in Lincoln, NE or West Des Moines United Methodist Church.


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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