The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

June 5, 2013

Helen Luke

OTTUMWA — Helen Luke, 92, formerly of 1124 W. Mary St., died at 11:25 a.m. June 4, 2013 at Maranatha Village in Springfield, Mo.

She was born March 12, 1921 in Ottumwa to Ernest and Cora Callahan McCall. She married John C. Luke on Oct. 23, 1937. He preceded her in death on April 23, 1987.

Helen was a member of First Lutheran Church in Ottumwa and had been a member of King’s Daughters. She also had been a member of the YWCA.

Surviving is her son and daughter-in-law, Dick and Sally Luke of Springfield, Mo.; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Judy Luke of Ottumwa; a brother, Don McCall of West Covina, Calif.; and a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth Jean and Eugene Brandt of McPherson, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Luke; two sisters, Mary Lou Lasser and Marguerite McDowell.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ottumwa Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 9 a.m. Saturday with the family present one hour prior to service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice or to Maranatha Village.

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