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Helen Louise Sickels Hunt

Helen Louise Sickels Hunt was born October 14, 1936, to Duane E. Sickels and Leta Mae Jones Sickels in a farmhouse just across the Iowa state line into Missouri. She attended various schools during her school years starting in Mount Ayr and finishing her high school education in Mount Ayr in May of 1955.
Helen worked in Des Moines for five months for Bell Telephone Company. She married Maurice “Jake” Hunt February 19, 1956. David Lee was born October 6, 1956 and a little over a year later Randy Lynn was born on November 29, 1957. They lived on a farm southwest of Redding for 41 years and moved to Mount Ayr in the fall of 1999. David bought the farm and had it until he passed away in February 2022.
Helen started working at the Citizens Bank in Grant City, MO in May of 1966 and worked there for 19 ½ years. She worked at First State Bank for two years and the Hawkeye Bank for six years.
Helen started bowling in the fall of 1962 and bowled until 2006. At various times she was League President, Vice president, Assistant Vice President or President.
Helen passed away on May 16, 2023. She is survived by son, Randy, and wife, Lori; two grandchildren, Douglas James Hunt and Amanda Lynn (Micheal) Curphey; four great grandchildren, Connor, Carson, Corbon and Hayley; sisters, Leta Ann McGrevey and Karen Nancy Bollerman; their children, Curt (Ann) Duffield, Jason (Jill) Duffield, Kista Ann (Mark) Huffman; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake, in 2013 and son, David, in 2022; brother-in-law, Dan McGrevey.
Memorials are to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Services was at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, IA.
Officiating was Pastor Bill Armstrong.
Vocalist was Korbie Rinehart.
Songs were “In This Very Room” and “Amazing Grace”.
Casketbearers were Curt Duffield, Jason Duffield, Mark Huffman, Richard Hunt, Robert Hunt and John Hall.
Honorary pallbearers were Patti Dolecheck, Teena Petersohn, Deb Larson and Karen Schaefer. Burial was at the Redding Cemetery in Redding, IA.

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