Helen Woollums

Service

Date: Thu, February 8, 2018
Start time: 11:00 am
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home
Address:
4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa

Visitation

Date: Thu, February 8, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home
Address:
4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa

Helen Woollums

Helen Irene Woollums, 90, of Norwalk, died on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. A visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018 with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Helen is survived by her three children Jim (Dianne) Woollums, John (Linda) Woollums, and Janette (Rob) Mathews; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister Lucille (Phil) Bellamy; and many in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Helen was born on March 16, 1927 in Thayer, the daughter of James and Ruth Lauffer. Helen went to high school in Thayer, where she played basketball. She and her team made it to the state tournament and Helen advanced to make the 4th All State Team. She married Raymond Woollums in 1947 in Thayer. She is preceded in death by her husband Raymond (2007), and two brothers Fred and Vern.

Helen worked for Lint United Van Lines as a packer for many years. She will be remembered for her love for gardening and her superior green thumb, her big hugs that she loved to give, and her delicious pies. She also enjoyed quilting and bowling. Helen loved to cook meals for her family because it brought them all together and above all, her most cherished times were spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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