Graveside Services: Will be held on Monday, May 19, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. in the Fontanelle Cemetery, Fontanelle, Iowa. Pastor Jim Morris will officiate the service.
Helen M. Rectenbaugh died December 23, 2013 in Des Moines. Helen was born February 6, 1925 in Adair County, IA to Louis and Elsie (Popp) Rectenbaugh. She graduated from Bridgewater-Fontanelle High School in 1942. Helen worked as a dude ranch cook and a beautician before working as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell, retiring after thirty-five years. She then worked part-time for many years at Thrasher’s Hardware store. Helen enjoyed gardening, crafting and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include her nieces Julie (Keith) Armstrong and Karen (Mark) Neff; nephew Mark Rectenbaugh, great nieces Meagan Rectenbaugh, Michelle (Kevin) Harrell, Jordan Armstrong and Chelsea Armstrong; great nephews Michael Rectenbaugh, Christopher Neff, Noah Armstrong and Jonas Armstrong; and great-great nephew Liam Harrell.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother John C. Rectenbaugh.