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Helen Lu Weir, 89, of Ottumwa, and formerly of Eldon, IA passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Vista Woods Care Center in Ottumwa. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Eldon Christian Church with Brother David Bowden officiating. Visitation will be held at the Eldon Christian Church on Monday, September 25, 2017 beginning at 9:30 and lasting until the time of service. Burial will be held in the Eldon Cemetery immediately following the service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be directed to the Eldon Senior Meals or Hospice of Wapello and Davis County. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.cranstonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Helen Lu Weir was born at home in Eldon, IA to Raymond and Georgianne Hawker Scott. Helens early years were spent in Eldon where she graduated with the Eldon High School Class of 1947. Shortly after graduation, Helen was united in marriage to Duane Weir at the Eldon Christian Church. The two lived in Eldon for a short time before moving to Floris. Together they became the parents of three children; Diane, Jeannie, and David. Helen and Duane eventually returned to Eldon where they worked together on the family farm. While Duane cared for the farm, Helen made sure that everything was taken care of at home. Helen enjoyed travelling, taking many trips with Duane to different parts of the United States. They spent several winters with the camper in Arizona after Duane had retired. Helen enjoyed a good book and taking the occasional trip to the casino. She had a deep love for her family and cherished every moment that she could spend with them.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Duane (2005), and one sister, Margaret Hull.
Left to share her story are her three children, Diane (Bob) Parker of Floris, IA, Jeannie (Mike) Weir of Phoenix, AZ, and David (Patty) Weir of Eldon, IA; seven grandchildren, Kim Chickering, Tim Garrells, John Essary, Michael Turner, Amanda Weir, Kassy Wein, and Russell Weir; eleven great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, as well as many extended family and friends.
Published on September 22, 2017
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