The Ottumwa Courier

February 4, 2013

Helen Maloy, 86, Eddyville


EDDYVILLE — Helen Celia Maloy, 86, of Allison and formerly of Oskaloosa and Eddyville, died Feb. 2, 2013.

Helen was born March 2, 1926, in Oskaloosa, the daughter of John and Ella (Lobberecht) Den Hartog. She married Marvin R. Maloy on Sept. 14, 1947. He preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 1995.

She grew up in Oskaloosa and Eddyville. She attended grade school in Oskaloosa and graduated from Eddyville High School with the class of 1944. Helen worked at the Eddyville Telephone Office, her parent’s grocery store and JC Penney. Helen and her husband owned and operated Maloy Feed in Eddyville for 34 years. Helen had been a member of the United Methodist Church since 1937. She loved doing counted cross stich, crafts, going out to eat with friends and playing cards with the “girls.” She also loved to go shopping.

Surviving are a son, Dennis (Deb) Maloy of Allison; a daughter, Diana (Jim) Williams of Des Moines; three grandchildren, Tracy Maloy of Kansas City, Trent (Tonya) Maloy of Ottumwa and Casey Hayes of New Port Richley, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Sabrina, Michaela and Dylan; five stepgrandchildren, Tim Pierson, David (Lori) Pierson, D. (Chris) Lyons, Paula (Larry) Gehrls and Chris Williams; several stepgreat-grandchildren; and several stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, John Jr., Lawrence and Kenneth Den Hartog; and one grandson, Cody Hayes.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Eddyville United Methodist Church of Eddyville; with Rev. Jason Gutzman officiating. Burial will follow services at Highland Cemetery of Eddyville.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Eddyville Funeral Chapel with family present from 6-8 p.m.

A memorial has been established to the Eddyville United Methodist Church of Eddyville.

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