The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


January 22, 2010

Verna Mae Helble

MCCAUSLAND — Verna Mae (Mrs. Mervin) Helble, 94, McCausland, died early Friday morning, January 22, 2010, at Timber Ridge Senior Assisted Living Facility, East Lansing, Michigan.

Mrs. Helble was born September 10, 1915, in McCausland, to parents, Zella and Thomas Fletcher. Verna was a schoolteacher in the Scott County School System for over 30 years. She loved children and especially enjoyed teaching first grade. She was an active and caring member in the community and of the United Methodist Church in McCausland. Verna planted beautiful flowers every spring and cared for them throughout the summer. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her son, Edward Helble and daughter–in-law, Charlene Helble of Okemos, Michigan; grandchildren, Mitchell Helble of Boulder, Colorado, Nicholas Helble of Okemos, Michigan, and Tyler Helble of San Diego, California.

Verna is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Mervin; daughter, Joan Lee; sister, Grace Paarmann; brother, Elmer Fletcher; and special friend and companion, Joseph Schorpp.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, from 1:00 until 2:45 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2010. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Ruth Ann Scott will officiate and burial will follow at McCausland Cemetery.

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Death date: Jan. 22, 2010

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