Obituary: Helen Drummond


Services for Helen F. Drummond, 81, Donahue, were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Long Grove. Burial was at St. Ann’s Cemetery. Visitation was 3-7 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the church, with additional visitation one hour prior to mass time Tuesday. Helen passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, surrounded by her family. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, was in charge of arrangements.

Helen Faye Hoffmann was born April 16, 1937 in Donahue, the daughter of John H. and Ethel (Wuestenberg) Hoffmann. She was united in marriage to James G. Drummond on Aug. 24, 1957, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church.

Helen was a housewife who loved providing for her family.  She also enjoyed bowling, playing cards, volunteering at Genesis East gift shop and attending her grandchildren’s activities.  Her memberships include St. Ann’s Guild and Donahue American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, Joseph (Brenda) Drummond, Long Grove, Dean (Melissa) Drummond, Donahue, Edward (Brenda Brown) Drummond, Davenport, Jacalyn (Todd) Bender, Long Grove, and Jennifer (Terry) Henningsen, DeWitt; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and special friend Ray Loussaert; brother Allyn Hoffmann, brother-in-law Hub Hughes; sister-in-law Sharlene Hoffmann, and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband James, sister Dorothy Hughes. May they rest in peace. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made St. Ann’s Church or Donahue Fire Department.

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