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Helen F. Umbarger

Helen Fern (Rinehart) Umbarger was born November 12, 1927 in Allendale, Missouri to Clyde Everett and Jewell (Whited) Rinehart. Helen graduated from Fairfax High School in Fairfax, Missouri.

In 1945, Helen was united in marriage to Raymond "Shorty" Umbarger. In 1953, Helen and Shorty moved to a farm near Mount Ayr. While on the farm Helen also worked as a phone operator. They lived in Mount Ayr until 1976, when they purchased a feed store in Syracuse, Nebraska where Helen worked as the bookkeeper. They owned and operated the feed store until they retired in 2008.

Helen passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. She was preceded by her parents; husband Shorty in 2016; three children, two children in infancy and Diana Farrell; brother-in-law and sister-in-law B.W. and Marge Umbarger; sister-in-law Rosemary Rinehart.

Left to cherish her memory are son, David (Linda) Umbarger of Omaha, Neb.; daughter, Patty (Mick) Still of Mount Ayr; son-in-law, Bill Farrell of Clarinda; brother Donald Rinehart of Chula Vista, California; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bill and Marge Umbarger of Fairfax, Mo.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 – Rose Hill Cemetery - Mount Ayr, Iowa
Officiant: Pastor Mike Maddy
Visitation: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 – Armstrong Funeral Home - Mount Ayr, Iowa
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery - Mount Ayr, Iowa
Memorials: In Helen's name

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Patti and family, so sorry to hear about your Mom, My thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a neat lady.

Mary Lee Foltz Nov 3 2017 12:00 AM

Julie, Sorry to hear about your Grandma. Thinking of you at this difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with your family.

Joan Crum Nov 3 2017 12:00 AM

I worked with Helen at the telephone office in Mt Ayr. She was a sweet person and fun to work with. She will be missed.

Cathy Schaefer Nov 3 2017 12:00 AM

We are sorry to learn of Helen's death. We look forward to seeing her alive again in the resurrection. Jesus promised, "Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out to a resurrection." John 5:28, 29

Jim & Donna Adams Nov 1 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Helen passing my thought prayers with her family I'm sure she was welcomed to heaven by my dear friend Diana

Gay Oct 30 2017 12:00 AM