March 21, 2014

HELEN KIRK MARCH 19, 1924 -- MARCH 18, 2014

WATERLOO — Helen L. Kirk, 89, of Waterloo, died at Unity Point Health ‑ Allen Hospital on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

She was born on March 19, 1924, in Keokuk, daughter of Bert and Alda Mae Garrett Knowler. She graduated from Barnes City High School in 1941 and attended Gates Business College.

She married Clayton L. Kirk May 29, 1943, in Oskaloosa. He died Feb. 22, 2003. She was a bookkeeper for John Rooff and Sons Construction from 1952 to 1975. She then was activity coordinator for Parkview Gardens for 7 years retiring in 1982 to care for her husband.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Parish where she was a member of St. Ellen’s Circle and organized the bazaar for three years. She was a 50‑year member of Order of the Eastern Star and member of Phi Tau Omega (Kappa Nu) Chapter.

She is survived by her daughters: Carol Houk and Helen (Robert) Hill, both of Waterloo; five grandchildren: Andrea (Robert III) Houk, John (Laura) Cummings, Stephen (Cheri) Cummings, Jennifer (Robert) Drobinski, Jessica (Tom) Gallagher; 10 great-grandchildren: James and Katharine Cummings; Daniel Cummings; Ania, Emily, Abigail, Ellie Grace and Alina Drobinski; and Samuel and Finnegan Gallagher. Sister‑in‑law: Lois Knowler, Oskaloosa.

She is preceded in death by her brothers Orville, Clifford, Earl, and Robert Knowler.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Trinity Episcopal Parish, Waterloo. Burial will be at 3 p.m.Saturday at Garrett Cemetery in Delta. Visitation: will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Parish. Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.

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