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Helen Harriet Douglas


Fri, Jan 24th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Helen Harriet Douglas, 91, of Spring Valley, a homemaker, died January 19, 2003 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Helen H. Bateman was born July 3, 1911, in Frankford Township, Mower County to Howard and Gertrude (Loucks) Bateman. On Sept. 3, 1929, she married Harold Douglas at her parents' home in Frankford Township. The couple farmed in the area. She was active in Sunshine Club, was a project leader for the Frankford 4-H Club and a charter member of Frankford Grange. Mrs. Douglas was a member of Frankford Cemetery Association, Frankford Cemetery Floral Club, BI Club, Racine Social Club, Frankford Project Group, Golden Girls, Faith United Methodist Church and its Ruth Circle, Hamilton Birthday Club and Methodist Singles Club. She enjoyed wood carving, playing cards and games, dancing, traveling, the outdoors and yard work.

Survivors include a daughter, Shirley (Lester) Hyland of Spring Valley; a son, Howard "Butch" (Judy) of Spring Valley; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; a sister, Arlene Firschweike of La Crosse, Wis.; and a brother, Lyle Bateman of Stewartville. She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, a sister and a brother.

The funeral was held Jan. 22, 2003 at the Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, with the Rev. William Rowen officiating. Burial will be in Frankford Cemetery at a later date. Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

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