Helen Elizabeth Woods
August 14, 1931 - January 6, 2022

Helen Elizabeth Woods

Helen Elizabeth Woods
Aug 14, 1931 - Jan 6, 2022

Helen Elizabeth Woods

HELEN ELIZABETH WOODS
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Helen E. Woods, 90, of Muscatine, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at her home.

Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 10, 2022, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Don Combs will officiate. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 10, 2022, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the National Kidney Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.wittichfuneralhome.com.


Helen was born on August 14, 1931, in Illinois, the daughter of Harold and LaVera Meyer Harfst. She married Harold E. Woods Jr. on May 19, 1950, at Zion Lutheran Church in Muscatine.

Helen worked for Ring King, Charles Mull, and then Carver Michaels. She retired from the City of Muscatine, Greenwood Cemetery. Helen was also a seamstress. She enjoyed word searches, to dance, and bowling. Helen bowled on Wednesday nights on the ladies bowling league. She was a member of the Women of the Moose. Helen and her husband spearheaded the reunion group for the Company C. National Guard and Helen was the historian.

She is survived by her children, Tony Woods and wife, Karen, of Muscatine, Randy Woods and wife, Marjie, of St. Louis, Missouri, Doug Woods of Aledo, Illinois, Kathy Havemann and husband, Chuck, of Muscatine, Barb Heath and husband, Al, of Muscatine, and Gloria Willard and husband, David, of Muscatine; 16 grandchildren, Jennifer, Kimberlie, Andy, Steve, Jessica, Alison, Amy, Cindy, Troy, Shane, Jordan, Jacob, Taylor, Ryne, Aubrey, and Shelby; 26 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren; her siblings, Bill Harfst and wife, Jeannie, of Keithsburg, Illinois, and Clara Mae (Susie) Murphy and her husband, Don, of Kewanee, Illinois; sister-in-law, Mary Harfst; many nieces and nephews; and a godson, Rodger Strong.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 2019; one granddaughter, Nicole Brink; one brother, Harold (Bud); and one sister, Betty.

 
 

Loretta Martin on Jan 10, 2022

Barb, Al, Jennifer, Madisyn and the Woods family. I am very sorry to learn of the passing of your loved one. 90 years old is pretty darn good. You all have my prayers and sympathy God bless all of you. Loretta Martin

Tom & Vickey Garrett on Jan 7, 2022

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts & prayers are with the family.

Laurie and Keith Schreurs on Jan 7, 2022

Condolences to the family, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing.

Heidi Anderson on Jan 7, 2022

Gloria I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. All of the family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

Bill and Judy Law on Jan 6, 2022

So very sorry to hear of Helen's passing.

Videos

Photos

Add a photo

Visitation

Jan
10
Monday
Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Service

Jan
10
Monday
Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
1:00 PM
Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.


Helen Elizabeth Woods

Sign in to add your memory

Login with Facebook

We will never post without permission

Just for verification: we never spam!

Helen Elizabeth Woods

Share Photo/Memorial Tributes

Helen Elizabeth Woods

Add to Your Calendar

Helen Elizabeth Woods

Obit Checkin

Helen Elizabeth Woods

Obituary Notifications

Grief Support

Helen Elizabeth Woods

Get Updates - tribute notifications

Helen Elizabeth Woods

Get Updates - SMS notifications

Thank you for sharing your memory of Helen

Help show your support by providing a gift of flowers and spreading the word.

Spread the Word

Help friends and acquaintances of Helen leave memories by sharing to Facebook

Share to Facebook Share on Facebook