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 Helen Marie <I>Alden</I> Riches

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Helen Marie Alden Riches

  • Birth 27 Oct 1922 Hale, Jones County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 4 Jan 2011 Bellevue, Jackson County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Wyoming, Jones County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot Lot #28, Block #6
  • Memorial ID 63780857

Helen M. Riches, 88, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue.
Military Graveside Services will be held Friday, January 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Wyoming Cemetery, Military Rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post #273. Visitation for Helen will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Hachmann Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Bellevue.
Helen was born October 27, 1922 at the home farm in Jones County Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Alice (Fuhrmeister) Alden. She married Frank Riches on March 11, 1947 in Wyoming, Iowa. He preceded her in death on May 29, 1983
She graduated from Wyoming High School and Chillicothe Business College. In May of 1943 she enlisted in the United States Navel Reserve, she was a part of the Women Accepted For Volunteer Emergency Service WAVES and was honorably discharged in February of 1946. After her discharge from the Navy she kept books for her father's business in Wyoming until her marriage.
She and Frank farmed in the Wyoming area until they retired and moved to Bellevue in March of 1974.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and The American Legion Post #273 both in Bellevue. After Frank's passing she became involved in volunteer work.
Those left to honor her memory include her son, Robert, of Oskaloosa, Iowa; daughter, Anna Marie (John) Gallagher, of Amery, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Matthew Gallagher, Jessica Morrison and Jennifer Baker; and a sister Mary Jane Kyarsgaard, of Wyoming.
She was preceded in death by parents and husband.


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  • Created by: Sharon Lindbloom
  • Added: 5 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63780857
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Marie Alden Riches (27 Oct 1922–4 Jan 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63780857, citing Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming, Jones County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Lindbloom (contributor 47355918) .