Helen Braden

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Helen Braden

Helen Braden Helen F. Braden, 79, of Ottumwa, died at 6:30 a.m. September 19, 2018 at the home of her daughter.
She was born February 22, 1939 in Ottumwa to Roy and Pauline Weltch Kelly. Helen married William C. Braden on August 15, 1981 and he preceded her in death on January 14, 2018.
Surviving is her daughter, Kim (Steve) Grothe of Ottumwa; step-son, Frank (Cathy Elifritz) Zuehlke of Ottumwa; 4 grandsons, Steven (Sammy) Grothe, Tristan (Christa) Grothe, Tommy Plies, Aaron Plies; 5 great-grandchildren, Jolie, Emily, Paige, Tommy and Kaitlan.
She was preceded in death by a son, Tom Plies; 5 brothers, William, Charles, Thomas, Gerald and Terry Kelly; 4 sisters, Sylvia Blomgren, Dorothy McKim, Doris Smith and Gladys Orman.
Her body has been cremated and memorial services will be held at a later date with inurnment in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice serving Davis and Wapello Counties.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on September 19, 2018
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