In Memory of

Helen Mary Geddes

July 30, 1936 - September 29, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Helen Mary Geddes

Helen Mary Geddes

Born: July 30, 1936
Died: September 29, 2020
Age: 84

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     Helen Mary Geddes, the daughter of Eugene and Emma (Smith) Penning was born July 30, 1936 in Spencer, IA. Her childhood years were spent in the Spencer, IA and Faribault, MN area, where she attended St. Mary’s school and graduated in 1954. She then attended Oberlin College, University of Minnesota, and graduated with a degree in accounting from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, IA.

     Helen Married William Geddes in 1957, to this union, 2 childeren were born. They later divorced. She worked for Getting and Potter Accounting from 1979 to 1989 and Montfomery Barry Bovee Steffen & Davis from 1989 until her retirement in 2013.

     Helen was an avid reader and workaholic, enjoyed discussing politics, and spending time with friends and family. She was a member of St. Stevens Episcopal Church in Spencer.

     Helen passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at the Spencer Hospital at the age of 84. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Dorothy.

     Left to cherish her memory are her 2 children, Eugene (Renee) Geddes of Columbia, MD and Dorothy Geddes of Spencer, IA; 2 grandsons, John and Jordan Geddes; and many friends.

Graveside services will take place 10:30 A.M., Friday, October 16, at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to:
Upper Des Moines Opportunity 
2512 Hway Blvd 
Spencer, IA 51301
Rev. Beth Preston
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 11:17 AM
“Good memories of visiting Eugene at the old house and talking with Helen at that time. She was always nice and kind to me. My sympathies go out to you Eugene and Dorothy. May God grant you peace at this time. ”
- David Nelson
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 9:44 AM
“My sympathies and prayers go out to Eugene, Dorothy and the entire family in this time of sorrow and loss. May God give you all strength and encouragement each day.”
- Tim Erwin
Monday, October 12, 2020 at 10:48 AM
“Hugs to you, Dorthy! My mom and I enjoyed your moms visits at the salon.”
- Mary
Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 8:07 AM
“I’m so sorry for your loss, Dorothy. May your memories give you comfort. ”
- Lori Schaeffer Taylor
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 3:11 PM
“My sympathies to you, Dorothy, and your family on the loss of a great woman, your mother, Helen Geddes. She will continue to inspire me and I'll treasure the great talks we had. She was a wonderful role model for me. I can still feel her voice. We were blessed by her presence.”
- Rebecca Winterboer
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