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Helen Bettie (Spencer) Van Riper

August 27, 1922 February 5, 2020
Helen Bettie (Spencer) Van Riper
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Obituary for Helen Bettie (Spencer) Van Riper

Helen Bettie (Spencer) Van Riper passed away on February 5, 2020, at the age of 97, at her home near Neola, Iowa.

She was born on August 27, 1922 to Ray and Freda (Olsen) Spencer. Helen graduated from Omaha University and started her teaching career in a one-room school house near Neola. From there she went to the Council Bluffs school system. She met Seth B. Van Riper and they moved to Lincoln, Nebraska where she taught for several years. They moved to Ralston, Nebraska where she finished out her teaching career. Her second career involved being an apartment manager for a local Omaha company for over 30 years, retiring at age 92.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

She is survived by daughters, Helen Ann and Marjorie Van Riper; brother, Phil Spencer of Underwood, Iowa; nieces, Rhonda and Amy; nephew, John and numerous cousins and friends.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

9

Feb

2:00 PM 2/9/2020 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 2/9/2020 4:00:00 PM
Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory

545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory
545 Willow Avenue Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

10

Feb

10:30 AM 2/10/2020 10:30:00 AM
Underwood Lutheran Church

10 Third Avenue
Underwood, IA 51576

With a luncheon back at church following interment.

Underwood Lutheran Church
10 Third Avenue Underwood 51576 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Neola Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

300th Street
Neola, IA 51559

300th Street Neola 51559 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Charity of choice

Neola Senior Citizens, Lookout Village in Neola

Underwood Lutheran Church

10 Third Avenue
Underwood, IA 51576
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