Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
March 12, 1992
OBITUARY - HELEN "MAY" MILLIGAN MESSINGER
Helen May MILLIGAN, daughter of William S. and Kate (MOULTON) MILLIGAN, was born on May 25, 1902 on the family farm in
Athens Township, Ringgold County, Iowa. She passed away on March 2, 1992 at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center after a long
May attended Hall School through the eighth grade and high school in Kellerton, Iowa.
May's entire life was spent in the Kellerton area. For several years she kept house for people in the community. In 1940,
she came to the home of Everett and Fred PAYTON to care for their mother and Everett's children, Helen and Rex. On the
death of Everett she lived in her own home, until she entered the Mount Ayr Health Care Center in 1998.
May attended the Kellerton Christian Church and was a member of the Ladies Aid.
May is survived by her daughter, Joan and husband, Charles MERRYMAN; two granddaugthers and two great-grandchildren, all of
Birmingham, Alabama, relatives and friends.
May was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Marion.
Funeral services were held March 5, 1992, from the Wilson-Watson Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa, conducted by Rev Merlin
WILKINS. Music was provided by Mrs Robert THOMAS and Arlen HUGHES.
Casketbearers were Ivan RAINEY, Jack HOFFMAN, Larry CAMPBELL, Gene NOFTSGER, Billy SMITH and Pete LESAN. Burial was in
Maple Row Cemetery at Kellerton, Iowa.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2009
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