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Helen Kathryn Barwick, 79, of 7016 Camp Arrowhead Rd., died at 3:56 p.m. August 2, 2017 under Hospice care at the Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.
She was born May 25, 1938 in Ottumwa to John C. and Margaret Canny Muchow. She married Albert L. Barwick on August 25, 1956.
A 1956 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Helen had worked for Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, retiring in 1990. She then worked for Floor to Ceiling in Ottumwa for 24 years.
Surviving is her husband, Albert; her daughters, Cheryl (Dean) Heffelmeier of Ottumwa, Diana (Wade) Meyer of West Des Moines and Rhonda (Roger) Ware of Ottumwa; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jeanne Callas and Sue Huffman both of Ottumwa; two brothers, Ed Muchow and Tim Muchow both of Ottumwa.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Muchow and an infant brother, Thomas Muchow and a sister, Dorothy McNutt.
Her body has been cremated. Private inurnment will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society, PO Box 1149, Ottumwa, IA 52501 or Pink Tractor Foundation, 3845 County Rd. G50, St. Charles, IA 50240.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on August 3, 2017
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