Helen Duff

Service

Date: Thu, January 18, 2018
Start time: 1:00 pm
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home
Address:
4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50310
Arrangements By:
Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation

Date: Wed, January 17, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home
Address:
4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Helen Duff

Helen passed away January 12, 2018 at Dallas County Hospital while under the care of HCI Hospice. She was 78 years old. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, January 17, at Merle Hay Funeral Home. Her funeral will begin at 1 p.m., Thursday, January 18, at the funeral home.

Helen Louise, the daughter of Lloyd and Mary (Pfister) Pitsenbarger, was born January 14, 1939 in Redfield, Iowa. For many years she worked at the Woodward State Hospital. Helen liked to travel, shop, and collect bears. Her family was important, and she was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Duff, Sr.; daughter, Mary; sister, Eileen Pitsenbarger; and brother, Michael Bradfield.

Helen is survived by her children: Aurise McGee, Paul Duff, Jr. (Cynda), Bruce Duff, Kirk Duff (Kelli); grandchildren: Oren, Dan, Josh (Jen), Jason, Brandon (Kadi), Cory (Alicia), Seth (Katlin), Nic, and Rachelle; great-grandchildren: Caleb, KateLynn, and Lili Anne; brother, Donald Pitsenbarger; sisters: Sheryl Green and Debra Giron.

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