Helen Elizabeth May

Female 1906 - 1989


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  • Born  10 Jan 1906  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  14 Nov 1989  Carlisle, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Mount Zion Cemetery, Lucas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1889  Virts
    Last Modified  15 Jul 2017 

    Father  John Clarence May,   b. 21 May 1879, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1959, Chariton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lillie Clanin,   b. 10 Sep 1880, New Sharon, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1971, Chariton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 May 1905  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F978  Group Sheet

    Family  Kenneth G. Henderson,   b. 25 Jan 1908, Afton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1975, Des Moines, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Aug 1934  Chariton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Kay Joan Henderson,   b. 1 Jun 1942, Creston, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1942, Creston, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  24 Jul 2014 
    Family ID  F993  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    John Clarence May, Walter Lloyd May, Junia Effie May VanNice, William Stanford May, George Albert May, Lillie Clanin May, Helen Elizabeth May Henderson, Fern Louise May Pierce, Elizabeth May Johnson May, Belle Susie May Bradley, Ada Mabel May Robb, Ruth Evelyn May
Gass
    John Clarence May, Walter Lloyd May, Junia Effie May VanNice, William Stanford May, George Albert May, Lillie Clanin May, Helen Elizabeth May Henderson, Fern Louise May Pierce, Elizabeth May Johnson May, Belle Susie May Bradley, Ada Mabel May Robb, Ruth Evelyn May Gass
    Standing left to right: John Clarence May, unknown, Walter Lloyd May, Junia Effie May VanNice, William Stanford May, George Albert May. Sitting left to right: Lillie Clanin May, Helen Elizabeth May Henderson, Fern Louise May Pierce, unknown, Elizabeth May Johnson May, Belle Susie May Bradley, Ada Mabel May Robb. Front: Ruth Evelyn May
    Gass, others unknown.

    Photo courtesy of Gene Pierce

  • Notes 
    • Chariton Herald Patriot, November 22, 1989

      Helen Henderson, the eldest daughter of John C. and Lillie May, was born near Russell, Iowa, on Jan. 10, 1906, and passed away on Nov. 14, 1989, at the Carlisle Care Center.

      She attended Russell High School and Parsons College. She taught Home Economics a number of years in Diagonal and Arispe. She lived in Chariton most of her life.

      She marred Kenneth Henderson on Aug. 12, 1934. Two daughters, Mabeth May Oxenreider and Kay Joan Henderson, were born to this union. Kay Joan passed away in infancy.

      She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Clyde and Mabeth Oxenreider of Carlisle; grandson, Chris of Hartford; granddaughter, Traci Pfeiffer, and great-granddaughter, Kasey, both of Carlisle. Also surviving is a sister, Fern Pierce of Russell.

      She was a member of the Methodist Church for many years.

      Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 16, 1989, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mosher Funeral Home in Chariton. Interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery of rural Lucas County. The service was conducted by Rev. John G. Bissett. Music was provided by Mrs. Merna Robb and Mr. Jimmy Werts.

      Pallbearers were Quincy Robb, Dwaine Clanin, Danny Blue, Rick Elmore, Byron Voss and Vernard Oxenreider.