Helen Cheney, 82
Fri, 06/02/2017 - 11:44am admin
May 28, 2017
Aug. 26, 1934
CRESCO - Helen Cheney, age 82 of Cresco, Iowa died Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Evans Home in Cresco.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Saetersdal Lutheran Church, rural Harmony, Minn., with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. at the church on Sunday.
Helen was born on Aug. 26, 1934 on the Terbeest family farm in Fillmore County, Minn. to Harry and Frances (Miller) Terbeest. She attended local schools and graduated from Lime Springs High School in 1952. She married Marland Cheney on her birthday, Aug. 26, in 1953. To this union, one son, Rocky Lee was born.
Helen provided day care for several families, worked at the Lime Springs Herald and was most known for being a Tour Escort for Hawkeye Stages when Marland was a bus driver.
Helen loved birds, especially cardinals, singing Christian music, sharing her faith with others, writing poetry, cooking for her family and sharing her skills in massage and reflexology with family and friends.
Helen is survived by two granddaughters, Roxanne Martens of Apple Valley, Minn. and Ashlea Martens of Waukon, Iowa; five great-grandchildren, Alexis (Tyler), Jackson, Abigail, Ashton and Isaiah; Shelia Martens, the mother of Roxanne and Ashlea; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Helen is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marland in 2004; her son, Rocky Lee in 1971; and her siblings, Roelvine, Jean, Gerard and Billy.