Saturday, March 21, 2009

Obituary: Helen Loofbourrow

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary
  Helen Loofbourrow, 81, of West Liberty, formerly of Centerville, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.
  Helen was born Nov. 28, 1923 to Ralph and Opal (Zellar) Link in Centerville.
  Helen married Merle Loofbourrow in Centerville on Sept. 27, 1942.  Helen was a member of the Gospel Chapel and the Jerome Methodist Church.  She graduated from Centerville High School in 1942.
  Helen is survived by two sons, Don Loufbourrow and his wife, Janice, of West Liberty and David Loofbourrow of Centerville; a brother, James Link of Des Moines; a sister, Mildred Devore of Centerville; two grandchildren, Ryan Loofbourrow of West Liberty and Sara Loofbourrow of Ames.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle; parents, Ralph and Opal; and a son, Ronald Loofbourrow.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at the Thomas Lange Funeral Home with Pastor Lloyd Johnston officiating.  Burial will be in the Jerome Cemetery.
  Friends may call all day Thursday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
  A memorial has been established to the Jerome Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Thomas Lange Funeral Home, 1900 S. 18th Street, Centerville, IA 52544.

 Merle and Helen Link Loofbourrow's
Gravestone in the Jerome Cemetery
  The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution to The Jerome Journal  by Richard Inman of Hamilton, Ohio, of Helen Loofbourrow's obituary.

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