Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 09, 2014
OBITUARY ~ HELEN M. (HOBBS) DeFEO
Helen M. DeFeo, 91, of Hawthorn Rd [Schenectady NY] died peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 after a brief illness. Born in
Hale, Misouri, she was raised in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Helen was oneof eight children of Lee and Maude (Brown) Hobbs. She
graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1941. She married the late Dr. Edward DeFeo of Schenectady in 1949, and was
married for 59 years.
She is survived by two sons, Brian (Lona) of Middleburgh and Timothy of Niskayuna; two grandchildren
and a great-granddaughter.
She taught English as a second language to students from around the world through Literacy
Volunteers of America. Helen cherished the lifelong friendships she made with many of her students. She was a life-member
of the Medical Alliancee of the Schenectady County Medical Society. Helen was a member of the Eastern Parkway
United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed sewing, crafts, reading and crossword puzzles.
Donations can be made to the
City Mission of Schenectady.
A burial service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 30, at the Most Holy
Redeemer Cemetery, 2501 Troy-Schenectady Rd. See more at: http://www.legacy/com/obituaries/dailygazette/obituary.
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