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SAWYER, Helen 1923-2005


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/14/2016 at 10:34:14

Helen (Mrs. Donald) Sawyer, 82, of LeGrand died December 20 at the Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Funeral services were December 23, at the Iowa River Church of the Brethren. Burial was in the Sheller Cemetery near Wellsburg. A memorial fund is being established.

Born Helen Albright on August 23, 1923, she was the daughter of Bruce and Bessie "Ila" (Slifer) Albright. She received her education in the country schools in the area of her birth and graduated from the Whitten High School's class of 1941. Helen was married to Edward John Hellmich in 1943 and in 1972 was united in marriage to Donald Sawyer. They farmed north of Dunbar for many years and moved into LeGrand in 1998. Mrs. Sawyer had been employed as a certified nurses aid caring for many local individuals and had worked at Tempo.

Survivors include her husband, Donald; four children, Kaye Ann Hellmich, Donna (Mrs. John) Winter, Mary Lee Hellmich, Rick (Dee) Hellmich; step-children, Larry (Judy) Sawyer, Donna (Ron) Webster, Mike (Bonnie) Sawyer and Chuck (Vicki) Sawyer; seven grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 December 2005, pg 3


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