Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Helen E. Ross-Whitted

Helen Ross
Unfortunately I don't have any information on what newspaper published this obituary. I simply have a photocopy without publication date or newspaper, though it was probably published in late August 1990 by a newspaper in Sac or Calhoun County, Iowa.
Helen E. Whitted
Funeral services for Helen E. Whitted, 86, of Lake View were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 1990, at Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Lake View. Pastor Jerold Irvin officiated. Mrs. Whitted passed away at Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Music was by organist Mrs. Nancy Fertig and congregational singing. Mrs. Ervin Thorpe and Mrs. Ethel Wagner were in charge of floral arrangements.

Pallbearers were John Galbreath, Roger Glasnapp, Dana Glassnap, Ray Von Ahn, Donald Tiziani, Michael Stotts and John Whitted. Interment was made in Lake Creek Cemetery at Rockwell City.

Helen Elizabeth Whitted was born Oct. 15, 1903, in Calhoun County, Ia. the daughter of John F. and Mary Statler [sic] Ross. She married Harold Whitted in Sundance, Wyo. on July 24, 1939.

Mrs. Whitted had spent the past five months at Twilight Acres in Wall Lake, after residing for 30 years in Lake View. Prior to that, she had lived on a farm near Lake City.

Mrs. Whitted was an attorney. She retired from practicing law in the mid-1940's.

She was member of the Drama Department of the Lake View Women's Club, the Garden Club, the Fine Arts Club and the National Society of Arts and Letters. She was a past president of the Methodist Women's Society and was active in planning programs for the church, women's groups and clubs. She was an avid reader.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lake View.

Survivors include a sister, Clara Ross Fowlie, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; four brothers: George, Mason, John and Oliver; and a sister Mary. A. Ross Gillespie.

Mary Stotler's last name is misspelled Statler above. The photo is from Clara Fowlie's photo album, but it is undated, possibly from the 1920s. Helen was my great grand aunt.