The Ottumwa Courier

July 26, 2013

Helen Querrey


Ottumwa Courier

---- — MORAVIA — Helen E. Underwood Querrey, 98, of Vista Woods Care Center, died July 26, 2013, at Vista Woods Care Center in Ottumwa.

She was born Dec. 31, 1914, in Melrose to Freeman and Etta Cooper Johnson. She married Ernest Underwood Nov. 1, 1932, in Osceola. He died. She married John Querrey Nov. 20, 1973, in Princeton, Mo.

She loved to cook and bake pies, and she loved gardening. She also loved her families.

Survivors include four sons, Ronnie (Cindy) Underwood of Albia, Gary (Jane) Underwood of Blakesburg, Dennis (Linda) Underwood of Moravia and Kenneth (Sue) Underwood of Des Moines; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two brothers, Kenneth (Betty) Johnson of Torrington, Wyo., and Bob Johnson of Mission, Texas; and one sister, Lucille (Ed) Overturf of Albia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; one daughter, Phyllis Rowley; and three brothers.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Knedler Funeral Home in Blakesburg; with Ray Lyon officiating. Burial will be in Moravia.

Open visitation begins at 9 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home with family present from 5-6:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Vista Woods Care Center in Ottumwa or Blakesburg Christian Church.


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