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Helen M. Anderson

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 11:56 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 12:24 p.m. CST

Helen M. (Benjamin) Anderson, 92, of Dexter, formerly of Newton, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at the Kavanagh House on 56th Street in Des Moines.

As per Helen’s wishes, she has been cremated and there are no services scheduled. Memorials in Helen’s memory may be mailed to Hospice of Central Iowa, 2910 Westown Parkway, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1332.

Helen was a lifelong resident of Jasper County, living in Newton most of her life; she has lived in Dexter for the last nine years. She graduated from Newton High School in 1939. She had been a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Newton.

Those left to honor Helen’s memory are her children, Jim (Nancy) Anderson of Newton, Lillian (Jerry) Howell of Lancaster, Calif., and Bonnie (Fred) Pendleton of Dexter; her son-in-law, Ronald Burnett of Yukon, Okla.; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lee in 1997; daughter, Linda Burnett; five brothers; and three sisters. 

Arrangements are being handled by the Wallace Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

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