The Ottumwa Courier

October 3, 2013

Helen Jones


Ottumwa Courier

---- — KIRKVILLE — Helen M. Jones, 93, of Ottumwa, formerly of Kirkville, died at 8:20 p.m. October 2, 2013, at Hospice House in Ottumwa.

She was born October 24, 1919, in Ottumwa to Lester E. and Bertha C. Lee Smith. She married Harold R. Jones on December 23, 1939, in Ottumwa. He preceded her in death on May 12, 1982.

A 1937 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Helen served as postmaster for the Kirkville Post Office for 19 years, retiring in October 1981.

She was a member of Kirkville United Methodist Church and recently attended Wesley United Methodist Church in Ottumwa. Helen was also a member of Eddyville Chapter 99 Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are a son, Richard M. (Alice) Jones of Brighton, Colo.; a daughter, Judy (Ron) Langgin of Ottumwa; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Stouwie; a great-grandson, Brandon Ward; three brothers, Loren Smith, John T. Smith and an infant brother; and a sister, Mary Ellen Flack.

Funeral services will be1 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery in Kirkville.

Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Friday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Memorials may be made to Kirkville United Methodist Church or Hospice serving Wapello & Davis Counties, 927 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Ottumwa, Iowa 52501.


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