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Glee Helvie

April 9, 1920 — February 8, 2015

Glee Helvie was born on April 9, 1920 in Cass Co., IA to Elmer and Sadie (Wilson) Spieker . She entered eternal rest on February 8, 2015 at Corning Nursing and Rehab Center at the age of 94 years 9 months and 30 days. Glee graduated from Massena High School. On June 11, 1938 she was united in marriage to Laverne William “Bill” Helvie in Hopkins, MO. Two children were born to bless this union; Joyce and Ron.
Glee was secretary for the Washington Township schools from 1951 until the schools reorganized. She started working as a clerk at Herb Holste’s General Store and the Mount Etna Post Office in 1958. Upon Herb’s retirement in December 1962, she took over the store and was appointed Postmaster. In 1973 the post office and store were moved to a new building in Mount Etna. She remained as postmaster until her retirement in 1982. Glee attended the Brethren Church in Mount Etna and the First Presbyterian Church in Corning. She moved from the farm to Corning in 2000 and resided there until April 2014 when she moved to Corning Nursing and Rehab . Glee enjoyed spending time in her flower gardens and loved to spend time with her grandkids.
Glee is survived by her daughter: Joyce (Norman) Stice of Hastings, NE; and son Ron (Diane) of Corning, IA; grandchildren: Mike, Alan, Darin (Debbie) Stice all of NE; Chad ( Jane Richards) Helvie of Corning, IA; Brian (Dana) Helvie of Treynor, IA; Les (Amanda) Helvie of Corning; Allison (Clint) Dredge of Mt. Ayr, IA; nineteen great-grandchildren ; seven great-great-grandchildren; brother; Ira Spieker of Grand Rapids, MI; sister; Ida Mehlmann of Griswold, IA; many cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Glee was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1994; brother: Glen Spieker; infant sister; Wilma; sisters-in-law; Pearl Spieker; Wanda Spieker; Bernice Helvie ; Avis Kerkmann; brothers-in-law; Lester Helvie; LeRoy Mehlman.

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